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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Soil Management

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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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Grazing Plans Disrupted by Wet Weather Key Dates for RPA Environmental Land Management Scheme Pneumonia Weather These Checkl...

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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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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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Regenerative Farming

Regenerative Farming

In recent years, the term Regenerative Farming has become more widespread in its use. This interest has not only been within the industry, but regenerative agriculture ha...

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RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

RESEARCH Insight March 2018 – Heifer Lameness & Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure

This is the first issue of our new publication, RESEARCH insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for your...

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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 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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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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