soil sampling

  1. Janet Hughes Defra

    New information about local nature recovery and landscape recovery

    Morning all and happy new year. Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    Carbon in soils: Why farming for carbon should be encouraged

    The British Society of Soil Science highlights both the benefits of farming for soil carbon, but also its limitations to mitigate climate change Written by Mike Abram A new Science Note produced by the British Society of Soil Science suggests farmers should be encouraged and rewarded for...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Headage sustainability package included in consultation on NI ag policy

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland This week, Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Edwin Poots launched a public consultation on the future shape of farm support measures in Northern Ireland. Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) officials have...
  4. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus: Andrew Jackson

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
  5. W

    Growing Herbal Leys

    Hi Guys, I am newbie here. I am from South East Asia region, I do farming along with livestock dairy cows. I have heard about herbal leys. I am not sure whether it will grow here, I have done soil sampling, have sent it to lab and waiting for the results. I would like to grow herbal leys, make...
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    Soyl/iSoyl

    I am looking to buy into Frontier's Soyl/iSoyl, mainly to move towards applying liquid nitrogen at variable rates. Does anyone have any experience with this service? How well does it work? I have an Amazone UF-02 bought 1 year ago with an Amatron 4 screen, will a link up to this be seamless?
  7. Agriland RSS

    Practical guide to monitoring soil carbon launched

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland A new practical guide to assessing soil carbon promises to answer farmers’ key questions at a time when many are looking to understand their soil health. Produced by Duchy College, Plymouth University, Rothamsted Research and the Farm Carbon Toolkit...
  8. DanielKindred

    Monitoring Soil Carbon: a Practical Field, Farm and Lab Guide

    Guide by Duchy College, Plymouth Uni, Rothamsted Research and Farm Carbon Cutting toolkit setting out how best to take soil samples, what to ask of the labs and how to interpret soil carbon measures. Practical guide to monitoring soil carbon launched A new practical guide to assessing soil...
  9. Janet Hughes Defra

    Sustainable farming incentive details published today

    Morning all Today we'll be publishing some information about how the sustainable farming incentive will work when we start rolling it out from next year in England. I'll post the links here as soon as they're online, and will be here on this thread over the next few days to answer your...
  10. S

    Can you help with market research please?

    I am a military veteran with my own company and would like to find out if there are any problems that the farming community are facing that I could help solve. My company offers drone services, including thermography, 3D modelling and photogrammetry. Would anyone be open to answering a few...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Poots ‘confident’ that agri is ‘committed’ to playing part in reducing emissions

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed the “positive action already underway” within the farming community to reduce emissions and tackle climate change, but says that “more can be done”. The minister was visiting the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Taking soil samples as fertiliser prices sky rocket

    Written by Brian McDonnell from Agriland Although most fields are currently too wet to take soil samples, you should consider doing so when conditions improve. The majority of the country has experienced significant amounts of rainfall in recent days, with most fields now wet under foot...
  13. Agriland RSS

    New Soil Nutrient Health Scheme for NI

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Farm businesses are already taking practical steps to help reduce emissions and tackle climate change, according to Northern Ireland Agriculture and Environment Minister, Edwin Poots. The minister was speaking at the ‘Agriculture and Climate Change: A...
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    Higher FBTs and larger first payments to the landowners on CFA's.

    Just looking across the pond this seems to be happening on the back of strong commodity prices .How long before the high profits reported on here translate into more aggressive bidding war between agri businesses ? Granted one Swallow doesn't make a summer but planting has been kind for most...
  15. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson (July 2021)

    Farmer Focus – Andrew Jackson If you are reading this article, I will assume that you may well be at some point in the journey of Regenerative Agriculture. Although I have always been a passionate farmer, trying to become a regen farmer has enhanced my love of farming at what could be...
  16. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  17. Direct Driller Magazine

    A deeper insight into soil - gamma ray spectroscopy

    Over the last two years there has been an evolution in the way that soil nutrient mapping is carried out. This has been driven by the launch of TerraMap by Hutchinsons in 2019. Terramap came at the perfect timing for farmers looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils in...
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    straw price

    with the price of fert being where it is what price will straw need to be not to put the choppers in next year
  19. Hutchinsons News

    Ease of connectivity makes transition to variable rate drilling smoother than ever before

    Ease of connectivity makes transition to variable rate drilling smoother than ever before Robert Sullivan of GSC Grays and farm manager of Raby Estates, has been looking at how to introduce variable rate applications across the two farms that make up the estate in both Durham and Shropshire...
  20. 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...
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