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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Slurry & Fertilisers

Composting Farming Note

Composting Farming Note

Effective management of farmyard manure (FYM) to minimise the risk of pollution and maximise financial benefits requires a practical and cost effective strategy. Composti...

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Copper & Molybdenum in Soils & Forage Farming Note

Copper & Molybdenum in Soils & Forage Farming Note

Copper is essential to animal health for a number of metabolic functions including growth, production and fertility. Copper levels in grass and forages are determined by ...

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Fertiliser spreader set-up

Fertiliser spreader set-up

Calibrating your fertiliser spreader is an essential task to optimise forage and crop yields and maximise the benefit from the cost of fertilisers.  As fertiliser produc...

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Foliar Fertiliser

Foliar Fertiliser

The potential to improve fertiliser use efficiency by foliar application of nutrients has been researched for several years.  Reducing the length of the nutrient pathway...

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Making the Most of Muck Farming Note

Making the Most of Muck Farming Note

With bagged fertiliser prices approximately three times last year's price, it has never been more profitable to utilise muck efficiently. A typical 150 cow herd produces ...

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Making the most of Organic Material

Making the most of Organic Material

Slurries and farm yard manures represent a hugely valuable and often under- utilised resource on many dairy farms. Understanding their nutrient values could help reduce r...

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Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates levels in grass

Nitrates in forage can reduce milk yields and cause fertility problems, can turn silage butyric and even cause death in stock. This Farming Note covers: How to ens...

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Nitrogen for Grass Farming Note

Nitrogen for Grass Farming Note

Efficient use of nitrogen fertiliser provides environmental and economic benefits. The high cost of fertiliser increases the need to ensure grassland fertiliser is carefu...

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NVZ Livestock Manure N Farm Limit Derogation Farming Note

NVZ Livestock Manure N Farm Limit Derogation Farming Note

The new Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) rules are operating across England, Scotland and Wales. One of the key restrictions for some livestock business operating in NVZ are...

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Optimising Fertiliser Use Farming Note

Optimising Fertiliser Use Farming Note

Fertiliser prices finally appear to be turning the corner after reaching record highs. It is still economic to feed leys, but for the very best yield response, ensure soi...

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P & K for Grassland Farming Note

P & K for Grassland Farming Note

Adequate levels of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are essential for productive grassland, particularly in grass/clover swards. The correct timing, fertiliser choice an...

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Phosphorus Budgeting

Phosphorus is an essential element for soil, plant and animal health but its high cost and potential as a pollutant makes it essential not to overapply. This Farming Note...

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