soil health

  1. Agriland RSS

    Learning to maximise soil health at Cereals

    Written by William Kellett Soil is one of our most valuable assets, and soil health can be a key element in the fight against climate change – so how can farmers maximise its potential? UK country manager at UPL, Vaughn Stansfield, believes that when growing crops, soil health is at the start...
  2. Agriland RSS

    Organic fertilisers found to reduce risk of foodborne pathogens on arable crops

    Written by Rachel Martin Research carried out in the U.S. has found that manure does not promote pathogen survival – and may even promote bacterial communities that suppress pathogens. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, follows other research...
  3. holwellcourtfarm

    Defining "Regenerative" farms, new scientific paper from Jonathan Lundgren

    As per the title, This paper is based around Corn, Almonds and range grazing in the U.S. but makes interesting reading. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7953916/
  4. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Poots: Industry must accept farming’s influence on the environment has ‘not always been positive’

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland’s agri-food stakeholders must accept the industry’s influence on the environment has “not always been positive” attendees at AFBI’s Scientific Outlook conference were told. Opening the conference on Wednesday (March 24), Agriculture Minister Edwin...
  6. S

    Livestock building

    Currently have a Building used as a straw shed But looking to convert it into a livestock building! currently has tin sides and stone floor so looking at concrete panels and concreting the floor. what depth would you recommend is ideal for the floor of a livestock building? ive been told 6 inch...
  7. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
  8. CPM RSS

    Digital farming – The power of precision

    Written by cpm Download PDF The level of accuracy offered by precision agronomy platforms is accelerating rapidly. CPM takes a look at some of the options and functionality available. It’s a small investment in what will always be the biggest asset on your farm. By Charlotte Cunningham...
  9. maf finance group

    Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot scheme to launch

    Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot scheme to launch Agriculture farmers can now apply to take part in the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) pilot scheme. The scheme is expected to be rolled out from October with expressions of interest closing 11 April. The SFI will support approaches...
  10. unlacedgecko

    Stubble Turnip Land Wanted NE Lincolnshire

    As above, I’m looking for stubble turnips for this coming autumn/winter. Anywhere north of Lincoln to the coast considered. After 200ha, ideally in 1 block. I’d like to establish crop in late July/early August. I do all fencing shepherding etc. Land clear of sheep and fences by 1 Mar. PM...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Crop protection and soil health to take the ‘SPot-light’ at 2021 trials

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced the crop trials taking place at its four Strategic Potato (SPot) Farms during 2021. The four farms are located in Angus, North Lincolnshire, Herefordshire and Suffolk. The trials have been...
  12. GOV.UK RSS

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    The Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot Written by Defra Press Office Farming trade media have covered the publication of the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot overview. This includes an interview with Farming Minister Victoria Prentis on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today and online articles in...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Dairy farmers urged to sign-up to government pilot that will replace BPS

    Written by William Kellett The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is urging dairy producers to sign up for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, one of three schemes that will make up the Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS). Also Read: Government encourages...
  14. Farm Business RSS

    Farmers invited to pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive

    Written by Lydia Turner Farmers will have a better idea of the monetary incentives available from the Government, to replace the Common Agricultural Policy, as details of the Sustainable Farming Incentive were released today. Land managers and farmers are being encouraged to take part in the...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Government encourages farmers to take part in Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

    Written by William Kellett Farmers are being encouraged to take part in the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive – the next step in the government’s plans to reward farmers and land managers for sustainable farming practices. Details of the new scheme have been published today...
  16. Farm Business RSS

    Morrisons to be supplied by zero emissions British farms by 2030

    Written by Iain Hoey Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket to be completely supplied by ‘net zero’ carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market. The supermarket has announced its intentions that over the next nine years it will work with its 3,000 farmers and...
  17. Farmer Roy

    Tenant or landowner ?

    Hey As an Australian, it’s something that I’m not that familiar with & probably don’t have a good grasp on, but reading TFF it seems that a lot of farm businesses operate on leased / rented land ( owned by the Duke of Westminster, or the C of E or some other massive aristocratic landowner )...
  18. Johnnyboxer

    Wet Winters?

    We seem to have had a pattern in the last 5 years of very wet weather November to Feb leading to flooded land (grass and arable) Has this affected (or will affect) your future farming trends - cropping and livestock? Drying up a bit now, bit of fieldwork going on, but a lot of fields have...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    A Blank Canvass

    A Blank Canvass Written by Tom Chapman, Head of Regenerative at Innovation for Agriculture How would we design agriculture now, in the 21st Century, if we were starting from scratch? What would we do differently, given what we know about regenerative agriculture and about farming with, not...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Duchy College awarded £1.2 million to spearhead net zero farming project

    Written by William Kellett Duchy College has been awarded over £1.2 million from the Climate Action Fund to run a project tasked with helping the farming community of East Cornwall reach net zero carbon emissions. The National Lottery-backed project, which will run for five years, is called...
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