Research briefing – Agronomic need determines success

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF One of the biggest concerns growers have about applying biostimulants is whether they will see a return on their investment. Years of research and development at Omex indicate a targeted approach will give the best results. CPM finds out more. Biostimulants shouldn’t be considered as a blanket measure for all crops. By Lucy de la Pasture The biostimulant market is booming. With more than 300 products available in the UK there’s a bewildering choice for growers in an expanding market where the potential of products can sometimes be overplayed. That’s the view of David Booty, technical development manager at Omex, which has a long history in biostimulant products. He highlights that the key to using biostimulants as they were intended is in the name itself. “Biostimulants work by upregulating a natural process in the plant, so if a plant is growing happily then it’s unlikely to benefit from the application of a biostimulants because it’s doing ok on its own.” For this reason he very much advocates using a biostimulant when it’s agronomically justified rather than as a routine treatment, prescribed at frequent intervals. “If a crop has adequate nutrition, is protected by fungicide and growth isn’t limited…
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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

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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...
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