soil tests

  1. CornishRanger

    Ploughing permanent pasture

    After some advice/guidance. Anyone on here applied to plough permanent pasture? We have taken on a tenancy where the grassland has all been down long enough to be classed as PP and needs ploughing really. I've found the relevant paperwork on the gov.uk site, just wondering if people had previous...
  2. Direct Driller Magazine

    A guide to magnesium nutrition – are your crops getting enough?

    A guide to magnesium nutrition – are your crops getting enough? Written by James Warne from Soil First Farming An introduction to magnesium and its role in crops Magnesium is a crucial component in the production process of yield in any crop. It forms the centre of the chlorophyll complex. In...
  3. Exfarmer

    Bounce back loans

    How many used the facility? Apparently £47 billion was lent to 1.5 million business’s despite warnings that it was open to fraud. 17 billion is the estimate of how much will never be repaid thanks to borrowers defaulting. 3.5 -5 billion is believed to have been claimed fraudulently by organised...
  4. 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...
  5. BuskhillFarm

    Map for Direct Drilling

    Is there a map for where people do more direct drilling over ploughing? Moving on from the ploughing is bad thread, where is the cross over point. Is it only for the big south of England farms? Where is is dry and sunny and warm? I’m in Northern Ireland, it’s damp and mild all year around. I...
  6. Farmer mk1

    Paper waste and sewage sludge

    Hi, Does anyone use the paper waste for field nutrients. We have some land and there isn’t any body to the land, it ploughs like dust and just levels it’s self easy so want to put something back in to get some body in the land and can get paper locally and sewage sludge locally aswell so...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Farmers and growers urged to test soil to save on expensive inputs

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The shortage, and price increase, of nitrogen fertilisers can be mitigated by a more thorough understanding of soil fertility and plant available nutrients. This is according to soil testing specialist, Eurofins Agro UK, which has seen a rise in soil...
  8. Direct Driller Magazine

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling

    From ‘No Hope in Heck’ to Regenerative No-Tilling Ian and Dianne Haggerty are using the concepts of “Natural Intelligence Farming” to build a regenerative enterprise focused on zero tillage, livestock integration and biologically sourced inputs that boost their soil resources and...
  9. Direct Driller Magazine

    Optimising Soil Biology and Nutrition for Crop Production

    Optimising Soil Biology and Nutrition for Crop Production Written by Joel Williams When we begin to unpack the complex world of soil, of course there are many factors that contribute to the optimum functioning of a ‘healthy soil’ – be that chemical, physical or biological. That said, it is...
  10. G

    Wheat into orbit

    Up£3.75 today!!!
  11. glensman

    Soil test

    Just got soil tests back on a field I'm reseeding. We are a hill farm so land is average quality, the field has been cut once a year for silage and had a coat of manure (sheep bedding) afterwards for the last 5 or 6 years. The results are as follows. Ph 5.8 guideline 6.0 slightly low Phosphorus...
  12. Sid

    New rules on manures

    Thread in cropping and dairy but here as a heads up for everyone https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spreading-organic-manure-on-agricultural-land-rps-252/spreading-organic-manure-on-agricultural-land-rps-252#enforcement
  13. D

    For those farming less than 200 acres.

    Purely for those farming less than 200 acres * please : 1) Have you been invited to be a pilot for the SFI ? Will you be taking up the invitation ? 2) How important are current BPS payments to your business ? 3) From what you know to date, do you see the SFI as being of relevance to your...
  14. DanielKindred

    Analyse your grain this harvest for all 12 nutrients

    We've now opened registration for YEN Nutrition to measure and improve your crop nutrition - see https://www.yen.adas.co.uk/projects/yen-nutrition Cost £250 plus VAT for analysis & benchmarking of 6 fields, £40 for extra fields. We are keen to hear what you think of this new service and network.
  15. Ffermer Bach

    Organic grass growth

    On Agrinet, it shows I grew 6.1 tons of DM/Ha last year, I have no idea how this compares? Is that good, bad, average? Farm is permanent pasture, between 650' and 1050', 64" rain (in an average year), soil tests done and pH, P & K all fine.
  16. ffukedfarmer

    Hay Making 2021

    Anyone made a start yet?!
  17. An Gof

    Epso Bortop

    Been having some tissue tests done and it seems we are coming up short on Boron. Anyone on here using Epso BorTop? Might be an easy step for me to replace the planned EpsoTop with BorTop. Anyone any practical experience on their crops and have an idea of the price please.
  18. ZXR17

    Fibrophos v Sewage sludge

    Which is the best for raising phosphate indices ? I use both but Sewage sludge is becoming a real pain with damage caused to tracks and fields when tipped in wet conditions . There is also the smell issues when spread and also the not so beneficial ' extras ' that come with it .
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    How to Create the most Effective Soil Sampling Program

    With harvest either underway or on the horizon for most growers in the U.S., now is a good time to prepare for your soil sampling program. Most universities and the NRCS recommend taking soil samples in the off-season, after the last crop harvest, and before the next cash crop is planted...
  20. Direct Driller Magazine

    New Analysis aims to Unlock Soil Health

    Written by Dan Robinson from Eurofins We have created new soil tests that will help farmers and agronomists understand their soil in a more detailed way than ever before. The tests have been launched in the UK and Ireland to provide chemical, physical, and biological insight, offering farmers...
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