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Sap analysis proving valuable for large, diverse farming business

In the final part of our series on sap analysis, Mike Abram talks to a farming business that’s incorporated sap analysis into a wide range of cropping Extensive sap analysis, first in trials, but increasingly in commercial practice is starting to change the way Cambs Farms Growers, part of G’s Growers, is managing its wide …

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Arable Soil Farmer of the Year – A farm walk with David Miller

Written by Emma Adams on behalf of The Farm Carbon Toolkit The second in our series of farm walks was with David Miller in Hampshire. This year’s Arable Soil Farmer of the Year, David is keen to demonstrate how a regenerative system can be both simple and profitable even on challenging soils. Managing 700ha of …

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Pasture and Profit in Protected Landscapes Programme

Pasture and Profit in Protected Landscapes is a free, farmer-led programme of farm walks, events and webinars open to everyone farming in the Protected Landscapes of Surrey Hills, High Weald and Kent Downs. The programme is being run by Pasture for Life in partnership with the Protected Landscapes. We believe that farmers learn best from …

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No-Till, Cattle & Diverse Cover Crops Mix Well

Written By Sarah Hill and originally published by No-Till Farmer in the USA The combination of a 3-way crop rotation, covers and grazing is resulting in big savings by reducing the number of tillage passes, increasing yields and improving soil health. Pictured Above: SHORT GROWING SEASON. No-tiller Kurt Stiefvater has a very short fall season to get cover …

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QLF – Nutrient Use Efficiency Study

MULTI-YEAR SOIL HEALTH STUD MEASURING DIFFERENCES IN NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY Summary Over the past several years, agricultural industries have been focused on the Nitrogen(N) portion for improving soil and plant efficiency. However, we cannot forget the importance of the remaining primary, secondary, and micronutrients. This research report highlights how L-CBF not only capitalizes on N use …

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

This paper suggests a new way of assessing the environmental impacts of supermarket food. Plant-based foods have the lowest environmental impacts. More nutritious foods are often more sustainable By University of Oxford News Team A study estimating the environmental impact of 57,000 food products in the UK and Ireland has been published by an Oxford-led research …

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Straw management for successful direct drilling

Martin Lole of Springfield Farm and Mzuri, reflects on drilling into stubble and his recipe for successful straw management. As farming systems become more productive, arable enterprises are faced with increasing levels of straw to manage post-harvest. For many this provides a valuable secondary income source when baled, but for others, whether through environmental objectives …

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