Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 26: Storms on the way and when to drill?

In this week’s podcast: it’s raining and storms are on their way – could we be looking at a repeat of last year’s wet autumn?

We look at the long-term weather forecast for the coming weeks – and how it could affect your cropping plans.

Growers reveal their drilling intentions for winter wheat – who is going early and who is going late? And what’s the risk?

We’ve details of an interim post-Brexit support scheme for English farmers facing the abolition of direct payments – plus our latest market prices.

With the US presidential election looming, we go stateside to examine whether American farmers could win Donald Trump a second term in office.

And we get the lowdown on a robotic moisture meter that ‘swims’ through in-store grain to help check and maintain its quality.

This episode is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly deputy business editor Andrew Meredith and Farmers Weekly arable correspondent Louise Impey.

See also: The big question: Drill wheat early or late this autumn?

 

Podcast sponsors

Belkar
Belkar®, from Corteva Agriscience™, is a robust post-emergence herbicide for tackling key problem weeds in oilseed rape.

Belkar provides peace of mind, allowing farmers to see a crop establish before deciding on their autumn herbicide applications. It delivers robust activity on weeds such as cleavers, poppy, shepherd’s purse, fumitory and cranesbill. Containing Arylex™ active and picloram, it has become a vital tool for farmers and agronomists to turn to.

Massey Ferguson
With more than 160 years of innovation and experience, Massey Ferguson is one of the world’s leading tractor brands and a force in the global harvesting business.

You can find out more about Massey Ferguson and the wider AGCO family, here.

See more