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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Thread in cropping and dairy but here as a heads up for everyone
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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...
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...