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Slit Aeration

Slit aeration is promoted as a remediation method for compacted grassland, however, research results are mixed. This Farming Note covers: • What is slit aeration capab...

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Slurry Additives Trial Report

Slurry Additives Trial Report

Slurry additives are sold with a range of product claims. These include enhanced nutrient availability, improved slurry consistency with less crust development and reduce...

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Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Utilising slurry to get the maximum of the available nutrients for grass growth can save significant amounts money, without compromising forage output. Testing slurry nu...

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Slurry Storage Options Farming Note

Slurry Storage Options Farming Note

NVZ regulations required English and Welsh dairy farms to have 5 months of slurry storage by the 1st January 2012. Whilst some farms will have to invest in extra storage,...

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Sodium for Grassland Farming Note

Sodium for Grassland Farming Note

The majority of UK grassland contains low levels of sodium, a mineral essential for good grass intakes and cow health. Do you have swards that look great but are poorly g...

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Soil - Appreciating its full value

Soil - Appreciating its full value

Ecosystem services are benefits we derive from the natural environment. The value of these services to agriculture is enormous and underappreciated, or not known at all....

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Soil Biology – An Introduction

Soil Biology – An Introduction

Soil health is key to crop yields and quality – but it relies on a complex balance between biological, chemical and physical factors. Whilst best practice to manage soi...

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Soil Carbon and Organic Matter

Soil Carbon and Organic Matter

Part 3 of the Sustainable Soil Management Series Management of organic matter in soil is a specific area targeted by cross compliance. Proposed regulations, effective fr...

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Soil Damage Remediation Farming Note

Soil Damage Remediation Farming Note

Following last year's atrocious weather, rectifying compacted and waterlogged soils is essential to ensure good crop yields and provide sufficient economic returns. Poor ...

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Soil Improvement Farming Note

Soil Improvement Farming Note

Soil is arguably the most valuable natural resource on any farm and is often taken for granted. Linking progressive soil management to a livestock production system can a...

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Soil Sampling & Analysis Farming Note

Soil Sampling & Analysis Farming Note

Soil is one of the most important resources on a farm, providing the basis for forage and crop production. Regular soil sampling and analysis provides an insight into pot...

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SOIL – Completing the Carbon Jigsaw (Soil Carbon Report)

SOIL – Completing the Carbon Jigsaw (Soil Carbon Report)

This Soil Carbon Report, ‘Soil – completing the carbon jigsaw’ combines the key findings from the Kingshay Soil Organic Carbon Project, alongside other research and...

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