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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Soil Management

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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Sulphur

Sulphur

Sulphur is a major nutrient for plants and is vital for protein synthesis. Deficiency can lead to reduced crop yields, lower protein and sugar content in grass, poorer f...

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The Carbon Neutral Dairy Farm of 2040

The Carbon Neutral Dairy Farm of 2040

This is the fifth in a series of DAIRY insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’, where we aim to outline current and future actions that may help the UK dai...

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Towards Net Zero Emissions – an introduction

Towards Net Zero Emissions – an introduction

This is the first in a series of dairy insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’. We will attempt to identify the sources of each GHG, how it may be reduced ...

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Towards Net Zero Emissions – Carbon Dioxide

Towards Net Zero Emissions – Carbon Dioxide

This is the second in the series of dairy insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’. We will attempt to identify the sources of each GHG, how it may be reduc...

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Towards Net Zero Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides

Towards Net Zero Emissions – Nitrogen Oxides

This is the fourth in a series of dairy insight publications covering ‘Net Zero Emissions’, where we will attempt to identify the sources of each GHG, how it may be r...

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