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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 Biology

Improving Soil Biology

In the busy day to day running of a dairy farm, it is all too easy to focus attention on the things that you can see and overlook what you can’t see. Soil health is one...

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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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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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Management Following 1st Cut Silage

Management Following 1st Cut Silage

With forage larders bare on many farms, optimising the production of quality grass silage, across all cuts is even more vital this season. With that in mind, it’s worth...

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Natural Capital

Natural Capital

Natural Capital is the buzzword of the moment – but what does it really mean and why is it essential to farmers? This insight publication looks at why natural capital i...

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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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