Cover Crops

Covering Soils with Direct Driller Magazine (20th Sept 23)

Join us at “Covering Soils” – featuring discussions & demonstrations relating to cover crops, drill technologies, soil health & compaction. Date and time Wed, 20 Sep 2023 09:30 – 16:30 BST Location TWB Farms, Burntwood WS7 0LG, UK Description Covering Soils is an essential event for farmers and agri-professionals to deepen their understanding of cover crops, …

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De-risking OSR establishment

Farmers are reporting positive benefits of drilling primed seed                    Despite 37 years’ industry experience, Agrii agronomist David Vine readily admits that growing oilseed rape successfully year-in, year-out can still be a huge gamble for many growers with significant challenges posed by slugs, pigeons, cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) and, given this year’s weather, the …

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Will It Work For Us?

Andrew and Sam Melton, new to the AHDB Monitor Farm programme this year, are looking at how to make cover cropping and direct drilling work on their soils at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Farming silty clay loam soils and with a keen interest in farming sustainably, whilst improving yields and productivity, Andrew and Sam Melton have kept …

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Weed Suppression With Cover Crops: It’s All About Biomass

Written by Dr. Bob Hartzler and Meaghan Anderson of Iowa State University One important benefit of cover crops to our production system is providing an alternative selection pressure on weed populations. Cereal rye has the best potential to suppress weeds because it accumulates more biomass than other cover crop species. Weed suppression is closely related …

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Cover Crops On Trial

AHDB’s Technical Knowledge Exchange Manager, Harry Henderson, takes a look at the results from the recently published Maxi Cover Crop research findings and discusses what lessons you can take-away for your farm system. Cover crops. You’ve read the articles of untold benefits of soil restructuring, drainage improving nutrient building, weed suppressing, disease controlling, yield enhancing, …

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