soil health

  1. Farm Business RSS

    Carlisle maize trials target new ways to boost yields

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Maize growers and contractors from across the northwest got an insight into the latest varieties and growing techniques when Hutchinsons opened the doors to its Carlisle Regional Technology Centre in Cumbria this month. It is the 12th year that...
  2. Agriland RSS

    CropTec seminar to return this November

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. Now in its ninth year, the CropTec Show will take place at the East...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    Soil health and regenerative techniques to take centre stage in this year’s CropTec Show seminars

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s CropTec Show seminar programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future. CropTec’s acclaimed seminar programme returns for 2021 with a focus...
  4. MDPI

    Conservation Agriculture as a System to Enhance Ecosystem Services 2021

    by Somasundaram Jayaraman,Yash P. Dang ,Anandkumar Naorem ,Kathryn L. Page 2,* and Ram C. Dalal 1 - ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh, India 2 - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia 3...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Farmers need to adopt agroecological practices

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Scottish livestock farmers need to be supported to adopt nature-based farming practices which could contribute to climate and biodiversity goals, new research has found. An agroecological farming approach – which aims to optimise production while...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    SRUC teams up with University of Guelph for virtual event

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Leading scientists from Scotland and Canada are set to meet virtually to discuss solutions around greener agricultural systems. Experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the University of Guelph in Ontario will examine how technology is being...
  7. MX7

    Which farming organisations do “DEFRA” liaise with?

    I see Janet Hughes has being interacting with TFF which is great. That said, I am interested to know which farming organisations DEFRA work with,to find out if the schemes DEFRA advisers come up with are actually practical, realistic, and “Financially Viable”. As I fear some of the staff that...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Arla explores regenerative agriculture on 24 pilot dairy farms

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Dairy cooperative Arla Foods has announced that it is taking tangible, farmer-led steps to gain more data and knowledge of how dairy farming can help improve soil biology, carbon capture, water quality and biodiversity via regenerative farming methods...
  9. Clive

    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?
  10. Agriland RSS

    Nestle unveils plans to reduce emissions and support farmer education

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Nestle is laying out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system with the aim of protecting and restoring the environment, improving the livelihoods of farmers and enhancing the wellbeing of farming communities...
  11. C

    Best break crop for busting compaction

    Thoughts on whether compaction can be resolved with root crops? E.g. fodder radish. Got some ground that was dug for gravel and topsoil dozed back on (v. thin in some places), decades ago but drainage has been horrendous ever since. TIA
  12. D

    Soil health strategy

    Green peer Natalie Bennett has received House of Lords support for an amendment to the Environment Bill, which would require Government to set targets for soil health alongside those already in place for air and water. Proposal supported by some well known figures including Lord (Don) Curry...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Farm491 announces 3 news start-up mentors

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Three diverse and highly accomplished entrepreneurs have joined Farm491 as business advisors to the incubation hub’s start-up companies. The trio are, serial entrepreneur, Ben Jones, co-founder of the snack-maker, Graze and Tails, a bespoke...
  14. GOV.UK RSS

    Soil Health Action Plan to be launched

    Soil Health Action Plan to be launched Written by Defra Press Office A Soil Health Action Plan (SHAPE) for England will be published to restore the health of our soils, Lord Goldsmith announced in a speech in the House of Lords yesterday (Wednesday 8 September). During a debate in the...
  15. happycows

    Farming without bagged Fertiliser

    100 cows on 100 acres Cutting frequently to bales or zero grazing. Regular reseed rotation and import quite a bit of nutrients in feed. Not used any p or k for years just urea and sulphur for first 2/3 of the season going little and often. Gone to all umbilical/dribble bar and just put in a...
  16. Goweresque

    Switch to organic farming causes chaos in Sri Lanka

    Interesting stuff going on in Sri Lanka right now, back in April the government unilaterally declared that all farming was to become organic, and outlawed the importation of agro-chemicals and artificial fertilisers. This has resulted in rampant food price inflation as crop yields are set to...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    Founder of Graze joins Farm491 as one of three new start-up mentors

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Three diverse and highly accomplished entrepreneurs have joined Farm491 as business advisors to the incubation hub’s start-up companies. The trio are, serial entrepreneur, Ben Jones, co-founder of the snack-maker, Graze and Tails, a bespoke...
  18. Cope Seeds News

    New regenerative grass seed Estate Range launched

    New regenerative grass seed Estate Range launched A new regenerative Estate Range of grass seed has been launched to the market by Lincolnshire-based seed specialist Cope Seeds and Grain. Launched to complement integrated farming systems, the range will enable landowners to reduce input...
  19. shakerator

    £200/t wheat ...

    Buys you less than £140/t wheat 2 years ago .... Official inflation 2.8% Discuss
  20. Ffermer Bach

    What do we think of Drax?

    Britain backs bio-mass energy in race to hit emissions targets Burning renewable trees promises carbon-free power – but it may not stack up ByRachel Millard2 March 2020 • 6:00am Burning wood chips for power is controversial CREDIT: Daniel Lewis Rising and falling with the tides of the Humber...
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