Practical Soil Biology

Written by Robert Patten for Direct Driller magazine, Issue 15. ‘It was a new day yesterday but by God it’s an old day now’. The briefest of reflections on the COVID I could dream up, courtesy of Jethro Tull (worthy of pointing out to the younger audience not the chap...

Rhizobacteria helps cut fertiliser costs on Cambs cereal farm

David Jones 25 January 2021 © Tim Scrivener   Edward Davison is cutting his nitrogen fertiliser rates in half on a trial area of his wheat without any hit to yield and so boosting profit margins on his Cambridgeshire farm by using beneficial rhizobacteria. These...

Biology up, costs down the value of managing soils

Lets get straight to it and ask a simple question. ‘Is there a monetary return to be had from managing the biology of your soil?’ With every major agronomy company now having expanding soils programs and Government, post Brexit, replacing the common agricultural...

Cover crop inoculant launched to improve soil health

A new biological soil inoculant developed to boost cover crops and, more significantly, pass on a soil health legacy to following cash crops has been launched by bio-fertiliser specialists PlantWorks. An extension to the Kent-based company’s Smart Rotations product...

SR 2 Pre blended from Hurrells Seeds

Smart Rotations mycorrhizal fungi with added plant growth promoting rhizobacteria now available pre blended with all supplied seeds. Hurrells Seeds is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with PlantWorks Ltd, the UK’s leading producer of biofertilisers. The...