Farmers Guardian
Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards

CropTec

CropTec

LAMMA 2020

LAMMA 2020

Blogs

My Blog : Arable Farming

Warm soil temperatures and plenty of moisture across the region gave oilseed rape crops the best possible start.

Abby KellettPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Good, steady rainfall from the end of October has made all the difference to our later-sown oilseed rape and rewarded our patience in holding off on so much of our wheat drilling. And even up to 50mm of rain in 48 hours from the first named storm of the season last week did not dampen our spirits.

PopularCommentsRSS Feed

Mid-August and we are feeling a lot more positive about life than we were a few weeks ago.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Talking Policy with Mike Hambly: End of harvest

arableArable FarmingColumnistsTalking policy+-

As we approach the end of August harvest is almost complete. All the crops have been cut and it only remains to bale the last of the straw to finish the job.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Talking Agronomy with Sarah Symes: Planning next season’s cropping

AgronomyarableArable FarmingColumnistsTalking agronomy+-

On the contrast to last year when I was writing about the hot and dry weather being a curse on the lighter soil types, the deluge of rain we have had since the middle of June has led to utterings of ‘another 2012’.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Talking Arable with Jim Bullock: Relentless rainfall

arableArable FarmingColumnistsTalking arable+-

At the time of writing (early July) we have been totting up our June rainfall figures and locally we had more than 220mm in June this year, compared to 40mm in June last year, but in 2015 we had temperatures of 30degC. Not so this year.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Talking Arable with Iain Green: Rapid crop growth

AgronomyarableArable FarmingColumnistsfarm lifeTalking arable+-

Grass and cereal crops have grown rapidly over the last few weeks but we have only had 30mm rain since the end of April. The ground is very dry and even the heavier clay land has cracks all over it.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Talking Roots with Darryl Shailes: Drawing up an R&D wish list

AgronomyarableArable FarmingColumnistsSoilTalking agronomy+-

I recently visited the AHDB SPot Farm, at Elveden Estate. It is a really great initiative and of special interest to me to see targeted R&D happening on a sandy soil – types of soil very similar to those where I work.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Jim Bullock 2.jpg

Spring oats have to be one of my favourite crops. Ours were direct drilled into sprayed-off wheat stubbles with just 125kg of N, split 50/50 between the seedbed and GS12. The crop just grows and it seems to be unaffected by pests (other than rooks) and diseases.


Six weeks after drilling and we have not sprayed them once. The plan is to apply an inexpensive broad-leaved herbicide and a fungicide for crown rust.


As much as I like oats, we cannot risk growing where we know we have a potential ...

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Talking Arable with Andrew Robinson: Assessing input choices

arableArable FarmingColumnistsTalking arable+-

A month in farming is certainly a long time with crops soaking up the sun and warmth to race on to more normal growth stage timing.

Arable FarmingPopularCommentsRSS Feed

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS