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  1. Undersowing Maize has Soil Health Benefits – Farmers Guardian – Jim Clark

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    Jim Clark MaizeHutchinsons trials in Cumbria are showing how a low-cost way of undersowing maize with Italian ryegrass could have significant benefits for soil health.

    The trials at the firm’s Smalmstown Farm demonstration site near Carlisle, kindly hosted by Mr & Mrs R Fisher, aim to find a cost-effective way of preventing the potential issues that can arise when bare maize stubbles are left over winter.

  2. Trials Show Practical Ways Forward for Brassica Crop – Farmers Guide – Peter Waldock, Carl Sharp, Rich Daubney, Oliver Wood

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    1272018 2303Hutchinsons held an early season brassica open day at Old Leake in Lincolnshire, in conjunction with the Allium & Brassica Centre.

    Hosted by F Daubney & Son, trials were set up to look at insecticides, nutrition, and herbicides, in addition to demonstrations highlighting ways to achieve better soil health.

    One of the aims of this work is to be able to offer growers practical solutions to address a shrinking crop protection toolbox, said Hutchinsons technical support for vegetables, Peter Waldock.

  3. Estate Builds Healthier Soils Within an Intensive Rotation

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    - Midland Farmer

    • Profit and soils status both important
    • Small changes can bring big benefits
    • Long term approach to improvements

    A Shropshire estate is determined to show soil health can be improved within an intensive root-cropping rotation as it strives to bolster its environmental and financial sustainability.

  4. Building Healthier Soils Within an Intensive Rotation

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    A Shropshire estate is determined to show soil health can be improved within an intensive root-cropping rotation as it strives to bolster its environmental and financial sustainability.

    The 350ha Isle Estate on the banks of the River Severn northwest of Shrewsbury has been owned by the same family since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and its current lifetime tenant and trustee Edward Tate is eager to secure a sustainable future for the farm.