The Soil Association has just published a report ‘Just Say N2O’ that, amongst other things, makes the case for legumes against manufactured nitrogen fertilisers. It also contains a lot of information on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. There is much to read more..
All livestock farmer want to reduce costs. Generally, taking everything into account, grazing is the lowest cost feed and increasing dependence on grass and forage is a way to minimize costs. Once growing season grass management is sorted out, it’s read more..
No one likes filling in forms and, given the chance, most of us leave it until the last minute. That’s what has happened in the past with the NVZ grassland derogation – in England, the deadline for application for read more..
In times of adverse weather nutrient management can sometimes seem like a betting game. Thankfully Ian Richards is at hand to talk us through problems with uptake and adjustments to make for next years crop. There's even optimism for future drough years thanks to research currently underway. read more..
We all know the feeling when someone with a clipboard approaches in the street. But every year some 1500 British farmers take the time to record in detail their use of fertilizers, manures and lime over the previous twelve months. read more..