Double reason to make most of N

With so much focus on biostimulants to help crops use nutrients more efficiently, CPM finds out how growers are using different microbial products on their farms. Copyright CPM. By Rob Jones and Lucy de la...

In Search of the missing 30kg Nitrogen per hectare

The application of nitrogen on-farm will be under pressure in spring 2022, due both to its price, at the time of writing hovering at £650.00 /t and its availability, so far government intervention has done little to ease either price or supply. The reason for the...

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...