Better biostimulation – Establishing potential

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Jim Stotzka As the focus turns to getting 2022 crops in the ground, CPM takes a look at how learnings from Frontier’s BioPlan programme could help boost new crop establishment over the coming months. Seed treatments are a key vehicle for the early application of biostimulant technology. By Charlotte Cunningham Just as harvest 2021 begins to draw to an end, many will already be thinking about preparing for next season’s crops. And though much is unknown about how this new season will pan out, laying the foundations is key to bringing a fruitful, profitable crop through to harvest, says Dr Paul Fogg, Frontier’s crop production technical lead. “Over the autumn months, it’s all about perfecting that foundation phase, which takes winter cropping from seed to germination and emergence. “What we do and achieve in those first six months determines the platform we have to build on come the spring.” This starts with the basics, adds Paul. “There has to be a focus on good establishment. Here we’re talking about factors like seedbeds, soil condition and any drainage that needs rectifying before you even think about getting a drill out. It’s also important to think about the quality of…
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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...