soil assessment

  1. Direct Driller Magazine

    Putting Covers into Context

    Cover and catch cropping may work well for many managing lighter and erosion-prone soils but for those on heavier and more difficult ground they remain very far from the answer to any sort of maiden’s prayer The right covers managed in the right way can help structure even the most challenging...
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    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  3. Agriland RSS

    French farmers take to the streets of Clermont Ferrand to protest ‘fertiliser tax’

    Written by Rachel Martin As many as 2,000 French farmers have taken to the streets of Clermont Ferrand in protest over new legislation to tax the use of nitrogen fertiliser. Videos shared online show tractors ramming down lamposts in streets covered in manure with rubble burning. The...
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    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  5. Mounty

    No worms in DD land

    Probably should post this under the DD categories but felt it may not be viewed by non DD folk. Been soil sampling on a couple of large direct drilled farms recently and consequently dug a lot of holes. One of the farms was about 1200 acres, been direct drilling for about 15 years. Stubbles...
  6. Agricology

    Agricology

    Virtual Field Day: Multispecies Leys Thursday, 21 May 2020 - 11:30am This virtual event is part 1 of a 2 part series in a collaboration between Agricology, FABulous Farmers, Duchy College, AgriTech Cornwall, FWAGSW and Rothamsted Research. Multispecies leys combine complementary grass...
  7. Lancrop Laboratories

    Lancrop Laboratories - The barbeque is lit! Win yourself a meat box!

    Lancrop Laboratories - Trusted suppliers of independent analysis for more than 40 years. Lancrop Laboratories offer analysis services to the agricultural, horticultural, environmental and amenity sectors. We analyse a wide range of sample types including soil, plant tissue, petiole, fruit and...
  8. Hutchinsons News

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest

    Remedying Soil Problems After a Difficult Harvest With the recent challenging wet weather in many areas of the country, farmers should consider what can be done to make their soils more resilient for the years ahead, says Matthew Hyslop, Hutchinsons agronomist, based in Angus and Perthshire...
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