Fert prices vs fallow ?

Secret Agronomist

Arable Farmer
It depends on what you think the selling price is going to be for the produce, could make you a low cost/higher profit guy next year! It's the following year that is going to be a problem if it continues, and it all depends on how N intensive your crops are! And finally what will you do with the assets that are freed up from doing the farm work? Could have fallow with N fixing, peas and beans then all first wheat the following year?
I grow rye on 150kg N and wheat on 190kg N. Only applied P is on carrots and potatoes. Vari rate K and don't use masses of that due to keeping all straw on the farm. have been using as much chicken litter as I can get my hands on as well.


RB209 Grain price vs N price table


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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...