Spring is an ideal time to assess soils for potential structural or other soil health issues, but only do so when there is sufficient moisture for an accurate result, says leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons.
Category: Soil Type
- Farmers Guardian
When transitioning from deep cultivation systems to min till or direct drilling, care must be taken to ensure drills were adjusted to take account of differing soil conditions explained Dick Neale, technical manager at Hutchinsons.
- 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.
-CPM (Crop Production Magazine)
Establishing sugar beet well sets the foundations for higher yields and more profitable crops. CPM talks to an award-winning Suffolk grower to see how they achieve average yields well over 90t/ha.
Assessing the existing physical, chemical and biological properties of soil should be the first step in any plan to improve soil health and the approaching spring is the ideal time to begin the process.
Extreme weather variations played havoc with potato crops in 2018, yet Hutchinsons trials in Suffolk still generated some valuable findings that could help shape agronomy next season. CPM reports.