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Organisers of this month’s Tillage Live event say their Knowledge Trail will return to the show on Thursday, 14 September at Atherstone, Warwickshire. With... Tillage Live announces return of popular Knowledge Trail

Organisers of this month’s Tillage Live event say their Knowledge Trail will return to the show on Thursday, 14 September at Atherstone, Warwickshire.

With BASIS and NRoSo points up for grabs, the Knowledge Trail is seen as is must do activity for many during the event. There will be five stations to visit this year – with different themes and areas.

1. What are your soils telling you? NIAB | Stand S5

NIAB’s soil specialists will be on hand in the soil pit, looking at the host farms soil structure and offering support to growers to identify issues and ways to improve soil health.

2. Soil health – Agrovista | Stand S8

Agrovista UK is a supplier of agronomy advice, seed, crop protection products and precision farming services. Working in partnership with other arable companies, it aims to help customers manage their businesses more efficiently and profitably.

Experts from the company aim to bridge the gap between science and practical farming, providing practical solutions to build good quality soils with appropriate structure, chemistry and biology.

By combining expert knowledge in cover crops research and comprehensive soil health reports, Agrovista aims to help growers focus on all aspects of soil health – managing soils for the benefit of long-term soil resilience and farm profitability.

3. Best practice for reducing ammonia emissions – NFU Arable | Stand S11

Worcestershire and Warwickshire NFU County advisors Emma Hamer and George Bostock will be available on the NFU stand.

They will be promoting the responsible use of urea fertilisers as a way to reduce ammonia emissions. Defra’s preferred option was an outright ban, so the NFU worked with other stakeholders to develop an alternative option to keep access to urea.

This involves an industry-led approach to promoting and encouraging best practice for substantially reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture by 2030, particularly from the use of urea and liquid UAN fertilisers.

It includes mandating the use of urease inhibitors with urea and UAN fertilisers at certain times of the year, with compliance assessed through Red Tractor assurance schemes.

4. Simple solutions to reducing compaction Bridgestone | Stand S14

Bridgestone are be on hand with a suite of simple solutions to reduce the load applied to soils. The goal is to improve soil health and yields, reduce costly eradication afterwards and improve the bottom line of the farm business.

5. Cover Crops: what, why, where and when? – Kings Crops | Stand S19

Kings Crops is the specialist crops and environmental land management division of Frontier Agriculture, with its own expert team to support farmers.

It provides land managers with advice and seed for cover crops, game cover, forage and conservation mixes.

The Kings Crops team combines its expertise and solutions with the crop production services of Frontier and digital tools from sister company SOYL analysis.