LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
When the same crop is grown time and time again in a rotation, yield often suffers. Understanding such ‘yield declines’ has been a source of much interest because halting them would undoubtedly boost potential crop output.
With minimal soil disturbance at establishment looking likely to play a role in future crop support payments, what might those still relatively inexperienced in min- or no-till need to be prepared for?
While not changing spring cropping plans in response to poor weather and ground conditions yet, this is a real possibility if the situation fails to improve in the coming week, says John Hall, director of Sentry, Cambridge.
A comprehensive assessment of soil health, with interpretation of results by a soil specialist and follow-up recommendations on how to improve soil health, is the aim of a new service launched by Hutchinsons