soil tests

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Defra Farming

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer

    In conversation with a soil health pioneer Written by Janet Hughes In this month's Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Gabe Brown. Gabe has been named one of the...
  7. Clive

    Bitersaltz vs liquid Magnesium ?

    Having seen decent results from Magnesium with fungicide applications here I'm pretty convinced that along with Manganese t's a micronutrient worth using routinely on our soil types. Bitersaltz has been our cheap go-to product but it's not the most users friendly when filling a 6000L sprayer...
  8. Coop

    Kg per acre

    hi how many kg per acre of 20.10.10 would you put on permanent pasture for sheep grazing?
  9. j6891

    Interpret these soil tests

    Can I get some broad input on these soil tests which I've just had back. I'm looking to get the indices up so where do I start. All grassland currently but all previously arable so wanting to get back to good levels. I'm thinking to get some fibrophos on as not needing the N as more than enough...
  10. O

    soil testing

    Hello everyone, I'm a young lad who has just started a small contracting business and thinking of offering a soil testing service to try and get more work with lime spreading and fertilizer, First is it worth it without any degree in agronomy? and what's the most simple testing kit out there for...
  11. M

    How much nitrogen?

    How much nitrogen do you apply to grass for grazing sheep and cattle?
  12. F

    Yellow grass - Deficiency?

    Looking for some advise on what to apply to a field in which I cut hay off of last year. Grass is quite old and I plan on reseeding it next year. It was cut in July last year and the regrow has been poor and the grass is yellow in colour. I’ve attached some photos and any advice on what the...
  13. B

    liquid N

    do you use liquid N on your haylage / hay fields or is it best to use a compound like 20.10.10 ?
  14. V

    Wales NVZ, stocking rate at 170kg/ha N.

    With the new proposed NVZ giving a total average N of 170kg/ha how is is goi to impact your business. It doesn’t look very good at the moment, with a need here to find more than double the existing land base.
  15. T

    Sequesting carbon

    Ok after listening to a podcast today Aussi ranches are requesting carbon for microsoft, so can anyone fill me in on how to get hooked up to a company ho would pay me for the "use of land" to sequester carbon in the uk. I see big business banging on about how kind to the environment they are...
  16. Poncherello1976

    Best way to establish a herbal ley?

    I am looking at putting together a Countryside Stewardship application for 2022. It includes a lot of low input PP, but I want to put 60/70 acres in to a herbal ley, GS4. These will be in to fields that have been PP for 30+ years, and obviously we will do an EIA to convert it. What will be the...
  17. watfordfrosty

    black oats

    if i wanted to grow a plot to harvest to use as a cover crop (SW6)next autumn ,could i plant this spring?what seed rate would i need?when would i expect to combine
  18. S

    What's your preferred trace element mix?

    I usually buy an IBC of Manganese every year and lash a bit on with the sprayer. I've done tissue tests in the past because I felt they were relatively dear and I wasn't gaining a lot. But I still use the manganese for the barley even though I'm not sure its any measurable difference. But given...
  19. A

    Foliar nutrition

    There appears to be a lot of talk about foliar nutrition at present. Having never applied such products before what are people's thoughts, is there a best timing e.g. T1 or to add a little with each sprayer pass rather than one big hit? Do people tissue test before to see what is required or...
  20. Sectormentor For Soils

    Know your Soils #11: The VESS Test

    How to visually assess your soil structure Short video created by the Sectormentor For Soils Team Assess the quality of your soil structure for yourself with a spade, tray, ruler and smartphone. Soil structure shows how much biological activity is happening, how well water can infiltrate...