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    Late pre DD herbicide choice

    Maybe try Roundup Flex or something, chuck 200g/ha citric acid in and half a litre Nurture N or something with fulvic in. It hots it up quite nicely.
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    Dr Christine Jones

    She said root exudates build soil carbon faster than above ground biomass by a factor of between 5 and 30times. So if you keep the straw AND plant a cover crop you are going to be best off! We all know its more complicated a decision that just looking at value of straw in the swath, vs value of...
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    What's your preferred trace element mix?

    May well have to do that, because I think Mg is a hidden problem here due to high Ca soils, and as you say, the Mg and Zn in Manzi is tiny
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    What's your preferred trace element mix?

    Ive learned a lot (or heard a lot) from podcasts and webinars regarding the efficiencies of foliar treatments. What I take from these (and this applies to a lot of ag chems too) is that I need to take more care in formulation and application. This means thinking about the water hardness, rain...
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    What's your preferred trace element mix?

    Ive switched from manganese nitrite to Manzi. Its a little more £ (£1.70/l i think) than straight Mn, but has a little Mg and Zn in too, and these were always short on tissue tests, every year (along with boron) Mn is interesting though. Because we routinly use it, and it always shows as...
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    Organic no till

    SRC will work on it. But Saga, Ecorobotix and plenty of others spring to mind.
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    Organic no till

    It'll come. Hopefully quickly now.
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    Organic no till

    Yes, eventually, but because there are other solutions already at market for veg (Robocrop etc) it was the vision of the founders to create a solution for broad acre crops first, as thats the biggest market, and the biggest environmental gain
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    Organic no till

    SRC are developing 3 robots, Tom Dick and Harry to carry out per plant farming. Tom is the scouting robot. He locates and records the position of every plant in the field. That is run through cental intelligence "Wilma", and the AI can now recognise wheat from weeds, final nut to crack was...
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    Organic no till

    was hoping for something more specific! I'm on the farmer advisory for Small Robot Company, and their's is coming, hopefully next autumn. Just wondered what else is out there already
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    Reduced N in no till

    Something I'm hoping to explore using Hutchinsons Helix project here. We are going to be looking at increasing N efficiency, and thereby reducing N application overall. But that isn't really to do with long term no till per se, just replacing some soil applied N with foliar applied products. I...
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    Row cleaners

    Sorry, have not been clear enough! I WOULD love them on my Weaving. Sadly they don't make one, its tricky as there isn't much room. They have played about with a few things, including just a grass harrow tine infront, but its tricky to get it to stay in exactly the right place.
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    Biological Brews

    Fulvic has its uses as a chelator for micro nutrition, and also some other chemicals. I have tested the Fulvic/Citric acid theory with glyphosate and it really does work. we got a faster and more complete kill using 2l of Azural plus Fulvic/Citric acid compared to farm standard 3l on OSR...
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    Biological Brews

    seems to work in US in Maize as a seed treatment, or placed in furrow. But not sure how well they are getting on here when adding it to SPD on wheat or barley for example. It ought to be nobel prize stuff for Prof Ted Cocking, but like you say, why isn't it being made more of?
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    Organic no till

    Whats the robotic weeder?
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    Row cleaners

    I'd love them on my Weaving. especially small seeds that want shallowing drilling like linseed. Without depth you don't cut the trash, you only hairpin
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    Row cleaners

    If Weaving came up with a row cleaner for the GD I would buy it. Struggle with 2nd cereals here. After wheat not so bad as you can generally cut stubble higher, but barley is inevitably brackled. We grow linseed and it doesn't like too much depth, and absolutely hates hair pinning, so we really...
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    Permanent clover understory

    Hates depth. I broadcast with stocks off quad which isn't terribly accurate. Initially went on too heavy, then I had to go so fast to get the right rate it possible didn't spread very well. Then raked it to shingle it through straw onto soil. Think an applicator with spreader plates would be...
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    Carbon farming: what are the challenges and benefits?

    Its a good point about the sampling though. Always an issue with any soil sampling. I have had a bit of terra mapping done which has an OM layer (Dumas) so could use that for sampling different areas to make it more accurate, but really you just need to pick a location, and sample the same...
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    Carbon farming: what are the challenges and benefits?

    The total figure in tons per ha is there- far right column Simon. I believe you can choose the depth you sample to, so could get it in top 15, top 30 or top 45. Of if you think you have stratification, you could sample top15 and 15-30cm separately.
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