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Slurry improver retains nitrogen and reduces emissions

A biological slurry additive said to reduce solids and ammonia emissions while improving soil nitrogen retention has been launched by Tramspread.

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Understanding soil is key to high yielding varieties

Managing soils to maximise the synergy between nutrients, soil micro-organisms and the crop itself is key to getting the most out of high yielding varieties, say experts.

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Growers and livestock producers are invited to help develop a new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) standard for Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

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Soil at the heart of Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme

Payments for simple measures which maintain and enhance soil health can now be claimed by farmers.

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First carbon payments made to arable farmers

Almost £1m has been paid out under a scheme to reward farmers who reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in their soil.

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Soil strategy aims to benefit arable farms

A soil strategy to help improve the resilience of arable farming systems has been launched by agronomy experts Agrii.

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How soils affect crop yields and carbon footprint

Poor soil health and structure can exacerbate the environmental impact of crop production – as well as impairing crop performance.

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Smart soil bugs can offer farmers eco-friendly disease control

Scientists have developed an innovative way to control a range of damaging crop diseases using native, beneficial soil bacteria.

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How to improve soil health

Arable farmers at the top of their game are constantly striving to improve crop production. They do so by tweaking inputs and management practices. Soil status has a significant impact on yield and quality. Growers are at risk of not reaching a crop’s full potential if soils are poor – but various strategies can be used to improve soil health.

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How to improve soil health

James Warne from Soil First Farming provides informative advice to arable growers looking to improve soil health and crop production

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