How to Take the Perfect Spade Sample
In this series of videos I will guide you on how to take the perfect spade sample. Taking good spade samples is essential when regularly monitoring and observing your soils. If you are making the effort of spade sampling on your farm, it will be most useful to you if these are as consistent as [...]
Wet on Top – Dry Underneath
wet on top Dry underneath The winter of 2019/20 has been challenging for farmers to say the least. Incessant rain meaning fields were not accessible, and winter crops were not sowed, large areas of flat or low lying country flooded (sometimes repeatedly) and otherwise generally redefining the concept of mud. However, now that we’re well [...]
Realising the Benefits of Soil Health on Arable Farms
Why is it that grass margins are usually in much better heart than the cropped land? Is there something magical about grass? Field margins in many ways set the bar for soil health on your farm. But is that as good as it can get? And do we need to go down to grass to achieve it?
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