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Good soil health is fundamental to agricultural productivity and sustainability, however in order to actively manage soil resources for optimum crop performance, it is vital to be able to measure and monitor soil health.
Hutchinsons Healthy Soils is the new and innovative service that does just this, and will be launched at the Cereals Event.
What cereal and OSR variety options should you be considering for planting in autumn 2017, especially as so many new ones having found their way onto the AHDB recommended list? David Bouch – Hutchinsons Seed Manager – considers some of the varieties that stand out and could be worth trying. David has chosen a range of options according to the output types that you might find most suitable to grow according to your farm location, soil type and climate.
According to John Pelham, Anderson’s business consultant, the ability of farm businesses to identify and address loss making areas is key to improving resilience against future threats, such as Brexit. Visitors to the Hutchinsons stand (926) at this year’s Cereals Event will have the opportunity to see how the company’s Omnia Precision software enables this approach, with the launch of two innovative new features, yield performance mapping and cost of production mapping.
In a letter to the State Governors in 1937, the 32nd President of the Unites States of America, Franklin D Roosevelt wrote “a Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” Tim Kerr looks at key nutrient management in soils and their impact on crop yields, especially Potash (K). Early spring is as an ideal time for applying potash, so it is a good idea to check the levels of plant available K in your soil by having a sample analysed and ensure that sufficient K has been, or is, applied to meet the crop potential.
For the first time in its eight-year history, this year’s Cereals Challenge has gone virtual - eight teams from Universities and Colleges from across England will compete to grow the best virtual crop of spring barley.