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  1. More accurate and detailed soil mapping is on its way - Farmers Weekly - Oliver Wood, Jim Woodward

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    TerraMap Logo LayersSoil nutrient mapping is set to get a lot more accurate and detailed as the scanning technology used for detecting minerals from the air in Canada is being adapted for the UK farm.

    A helicopter-mounted sensor used for mineral prospecting has been scaled down to a high-definition soil scanning system which is being launched as TerraMap to refine precision farming systems.

  2. Game-changing soil mapping service launched to UK growers - TerraMap - Oliver Wood

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    TerraMap - SoilOptix Passive SensorLaunched by Hutchinsons, TerraMap revolutionises the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK - setting a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture.

    Today’s precision farming requirements demand greater accuracy and currently UK growers do not have access to a high definition soil scanning system – until now, says Hutchinsons precision technology manager, Oliver Wood.

  3. Recycled Sewage and Newspaper Crumble Help Norfolk Farmer Grow Award-Winning Bread Wheat - Eastern Daily Press - Alex Wilcox

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    Alex wilcoxA Norfolk farmer has revealed the secrets behind his award-winning crop of bread wheat - including using recycled sewage and newspapers to boost organic matter in his soil.

    Alex Wilcox farms 250ha at Hill Farm at Stowbridge near Downham Market, part of the Norfolk County Farms estate, and he is also a senior agronomist for Hutchinsons, advising on 25,000 acres of land across the East of England.

    He took first place in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) milling wheat quality challenge with a crop of Crusoe which yielded 12.2 tonnes per hectare, with a protein level of 13.1pc.

  4. Rocket Fuel for Crops? – South East Farmer – James Short

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    Arable farmers have become increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable farming systems. There continues to be much topical discussion on how to improve soil fertility, increase yields and reduce crop production costs. Expenditure on fertiliser represents a significant proportion of the variable costs to grow crops, and farmers should consider the long-term benefits when utilising livestock manures as a source of nutrients for crop production,

  5. 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.

  6. 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.