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Understanding soil is key to high yielding varieties

Managing soils to optimise nutrients, soil micro-organisms and the crop itself is key to getting the most out of high yielding varieties, say experts.

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Soil at the heart of Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme

Payments for simple measures which maintain and enhance soil health can now be claimed by farmers.

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First carbon payments made to arable farmers

Almost £1m has been paid out under a scheme to reward farmers who reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in their soil.

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Soil strategy aims to benefit arable farms

A soil strategy to help improve the resilience of arable farming systems has been launched by agronomy experts Agrii.

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How soils affect crop yields and carbon footprint

Poor soil health and structure can exacerbate the environmental impact of crop production – as well as impairing crop performance.

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Smart soil bugs can offer farmers eco-friendly disease control

Scientists have developed an innovative way to control a range of damaging crop diseases using native, beneficial soil bacteria.

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Soil tops agenda at event for low-carbon agriculture
• Latest update on soil carbon code • How soil health can be improved • Carbon trading under the spotlight Opportunities in soil health and carbon farming will top the agenda during a key industry on 8-9 March at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The Low Carbon Agriculture Show will bring... Read more
How to improve soil health

James Warne from Soil First Farming provides informative advice to arable growers looking to improve soil health and crop production

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Caution urged over rush to regenerative agriculture

Farmers are in danger of allowing a leap into regenerative agriculture pull their business out of shape, growers have been warned.

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Conservation agriculture trial yields promising early results

Adopting a minimum tillage system and moving less soil can increase profitability despite crop establishment challenges, suggest interim trial results.

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