Tech Talk – Making the most of nutrients

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Sulphur can be the limiting factor in many soils when it comes to plant growth and nutrient uptake. Autumn-applied Polysulphate could help crop plants become more efficient. CPM finds out more. Growth is dictated not by total resources available, but by the scarcest resource. By Lucy de la Pasture When the NFU set out the three pillars which will support agriculture’s move towards becoming net zero goal by 2040, it signalled an acceleration in change. At the core of the strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) is to improve farming’s productive efficiency – enabling farming to produce the same quantity of food, or more, with less inputs in smarter ways. Fertilisers are one of the major contributors to GhG emissions and some of these ‘smarter’ ways include the use of controlled or prolonged release technologies, precision nutrition and a heightened focus on soil problems which may interfere with nutrient uptake, such as compaction. At the heart of a smart approach is understanding nutrient use efficiency. How different forms of fertiliser affect how efficiently plants can make use of them is an important part of increasing productive efficiency. ICL’s Scott Garnett explains why a focus on balanced nutrition…
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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...