How much nitrogen?

Location
Ceredigion
who do people on here recommend or soil testing?
You can do your own, just open an account with a Lab , but I'm lucky as Adas have trial plots here so I can use one of their part time lads to do it
Its amazing to see how land improves when you take it back to where it should be , to see the clover come, wonderfull
 

gwi1890

Member
Location
North wales
You can do your own, just open an account with a Lab , but I'm lucky as Adas have trial plots here so I can use one of their part time lads to do it
Its amazing to see how land improves when you take it back to where it should be , to see the clover come, wonderfull
which lab would recommend? I usually send samples to my local Wynstay but everything has become a bit unreliable since the pandemic it took 2 month for me to get my silage sample results bac
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Read the book not one page . If is soil is low in P and K and Short if lime his N is a waste of time . If his K index is high and he puts more K on his sheep could drop like flies .
But as we don't know his best option is to keep everything at a low level
Bet some slag would help it.

Personally I just apply straight N to grazing as it's all going back onto land.

Apply potash on silage ground to replace off take.
 

N.Yorks.

Member
How much nitrogen do you apply to grass for grazing sheep and cattle?
Depends on the amount of grass you need, you get out what you put in! If you're a dairy farm looking for every blade of grass then that's very different to a low intensity system.

There isn't a one size fits all approach here. Except you should have your pH at 6 and know what the P and K soil indices are (soil testing....)

Oh yes, and don't forget sulphur too.
 

N.Yorks.

Member
Depends on the amount of grass you need, you get out what you put in! If you're a dairy farm looking for every blade of grass then that's very different to a low intensity system.

There isn't a one size fits all approach here. Except you should have your pH at 6 and know what the P and K soil indices are (soil testing....)

Oh yes, and don't forget sulphur too.
Screenshot 2021-03-16 at 13.18.48.png
 

AHDB winding down horticulture and potatoes operations as Ministerial decision awaited

  • 250
  • 0
AHDB has announced yesterday it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.

While still awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard following recent ballots in the two sectors.

AHDB is now stopping programmes of work that could be restarted in the future by grower associations, individual growers or the supply chain. This work includes for example, export market access and promotional international trade event work, consumer marketing campaigns and market pricing and insight information. AHDB will continue to deliver limited emergency work on pests and diseases, including the Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)’s and some...
Top