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How monitoring soil carbon content can boost productivity
Measuring soil carbon content is providing growers with valuable insights for farm management – while helping to generate income from the government’s Sustainable Farming Incentive. “There’s so much evidence of a direct and linear relationship between soil organic matter and soil function that carbon content is rapidly becoming one... Read more
Tough decisions lie ahead for flood-hit crops
Growers are advised to assess soil conditions before deciding whether waterlogged crops are still viable – or fields should be left to recover for next season. Tough questions may need to be asked when it comes to choosing between managing struggling crops already in the ground, redrilling fields altogether... Read more
Soil study reveals benefits of regenerative agriculture
Soil with minimal cultivation holds more nutrients and water than fields which have been ploughed – benefiting crops and ultimately farm profitabilty, suggests a study. The study conducted by researchers at University of Leeds Farm compares soil health, crop production, greenhouse gas emissions, and profit of different farming systems... Read more
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. Read more
Direct drilling can boost profits and soil health

Better for light and heavy soils

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How soil analysis can improve productivity and reduce costs

Growers looking to get more out of their soils and improve productivity should start with a field-by-field nutrient analysis, say experts.

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New test unlocks importance of carbon

A new test can identify, measure and compare soil organic carbon content – helping farmers improve and maintain soil health and carbon sequestration.

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Fields leak carbon as drought threatens soil

Drought-hit fenland soils in Cambridgeshire are leaking 112 times as much carbon as nearby fields not on peat soil, suggests a study.

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Be wary of paying twice for SFI applications

Farmers joining Defra’s Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme are being advised to ensure they avoid unnecessary costs during the application process.

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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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