Soil Health

How to Take the Perfect Spade Sample

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 possible. Making [...]

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Wet on Top – Dry Underneath

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 [...]

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On a low biomass cheap cover crop today. It’s made the seedbed resilient to bad weather giving flexible drill timing and helped produce a natural tilth like we never got with power harrows.

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