I think the next meeting ('The Great Crop Protection Debate', 1 March 2018) is going to be very interesting. We, as farmers, are needing to know more about the treatments we are giving our crops.
By Georgie Cossins Cover crops have occupied much of the agricultural limelight over the past couple of years. Some farmers have embraced them while others believe them to be just a passing fad.
Before we visited, our perception was that large former East German arable farms were achieving consistently good arable crops, particularly oilseed rape. We wanted to learn how if this was the
2017 was the first year we grew spring beans here and so I was delighted when they achieved first prize at the Truro Christmas Primestock show. The beans yielded 4.73t/ha and I hand-picked the
I'm looking forward to regrouping everyone from last year to carry forward more discussion on a variety of new subjects. Our first meeting of the season is on 2 November 2017, looking at precision
I am interested in looking at precision farming for several reasons: I am sure applying only what a crop needs in the right place is the right way forward, for both financial and environmental
Up to date we've had no records but no disasters either. Our winter barley did about 3.25 tonnes per acre; OSR probably about 1.4 which is less than some people but we had problems establishing it
James Cossins, AHDB Monitor Farm host in Blandford, gives a quick harvest update on 14 August 2017. "We had a really good start in early July. Winter barley and oilseed rape were nice and dry. No
This week I attended at RAU, Cirencester. Naturally there was a fair degree of interest from organic growers but I would say there was a good half non-organics looking at alternatives to costly