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The scorecard that unearths a soil’s secrets

A full picture of soil health can be captured by a new ‘scorecard’. AHDB technical content manager Jason Pole investigates. Not everything that matters can be measured. Not everything that can be measured matters. Wise words. Nobody would dispute that soil health matters. Now it can be measured. The soil health scorecard is the product …

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AHDB needs new monitor farmers in England and Wales – could you be one?

What is a Monitor Farm? With economic pressures mounting, including the end of the Basic Payment Scheme this year, finding new ways to improve performance and profitability is more important than ever for farmers. One way to do this is to pool knowledge with other, similar farming enterprises. AHDB’s Monitor Farm programme brings together groups …

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AHDB: Mycotoxin risk tool for wheat refreshed for 2023

Farmers can calculate rainfall-related mycotoxin risk assessment scores online via a weather-based mapping tool. About the tool The tool reveals rainfall levels at hundreds of sites across England and Scotland during the critical winter wheat flowering and pre-harvest periods. First released in 2019, the tool has been refreshed for the current season. Dhan Bhandari, who …

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AHDB Cereals Market Outlook

The latest Cereals Agri-Outlook takes stock of the current situation and looks forward to what we might expect in the coming months, for supply availability, trade and demand. The volumes below are estimates at the time of writing. Production Wheat supply on the global market remains constrained, from the lasting impact of extreme weather trimming …

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How To Count Earthworms

Importance Earthworms improve plant productivity, are principally responsible for engineering the soil environment and are an important food source for native birds such as the song thrush. There are up to 10 common earthworm species in agricultural soils and these can be grouped into three ecological types: epigeic, endogeic and anecic earthworms – each group …

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