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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Soil Management

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 & Cow Health Farming Note

Copper & Cow Health Farming Note

Copper deficiency is a common problem where dietary intake is insufficient to meet the cow's metabolic requirement or where mineral antagonists levels are in excess. Wher...

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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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Grassland Soil Compaction Farming Note

Grassland Soil Compaction Farming Note

Compacted soil can result in reduced plant growth and crop yield, impeded drainage and increased soil erosion. Forage grown in compacted soil can also have a reduced mine...

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Grassland Soil pH Farming Note

Grassland Soil pH Farming Note

The pH of your soil has a big influence on forage growth and the nutrient content of the plant. Incorrect pH will affect the availability of soil nutrients. This can resu...

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Green Manures & Other Crops to Improve Soil Health

Green Manures & Other Crops to Improve Soil Health

This Farming Note is the fourth part of the sustainable Soil Management Series. It explains What green manures are How these green manures and other crops benefit s...

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Improving Soil Structure for Maize Farming Note

Improving Soil Structure for Maize Farming Note

Soil compaction is a major concern for this year's maize drilling campaign. We're all familiar with stunted maize around compacted gateways, but the past two wet seasons ...

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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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RB209 Fertiliser Update

RB209 Fertiliser Update

The updated Nutrient Management Guide (RB209), should provide farmers with an easier to understand resource to better plan their use of manures and fertilisers this seaso...

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Slit Aeration

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 capa...

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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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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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