ProcamPress Releases & Articles

GROWERS URGED TO WATCH FALLING P AND K INPUTS

UK P and K inputs are no longer keeping up with off-takes, suggests a ProCam 4Cast analysis of recorded wheat yields over the last six years. In the high yielding years of 2014 and 2015, in particular, levels removed in crops exceeded average amounts applied which could now be lowering soil availability of these vital...

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GET SOIL CONDITION RIGHT IF YOU WANT TO GET THE MOST OUT OF NO TILL

Managing the transition from traditional cultivations to a no tillage approach can have a critical effect on the success of the system, visitors to a ProCam Prochem soil conference have been told. Taking time to correct soil problems such as compaction and poor drainage beforehand could have a profound effect on future cost savings...

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Soil compaction costing UK agriculture dearly

Soil compaction problems could now be costing UK agriculture over £1.0Bn every year, visitors to a ProCam Prochem soils conference were told. Reductions in crop yields, costs involved in correcting soil pans and extra inputs required to boost production were combining to create significant losses, Professor Dick Godwin of Harper...

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NEW FOCUS ON SOIL BIOLOGY COULD IMPROVE YIELDS IN UK ARABLE CROPS

Yields of UK spring beans could be significantly improved by inoculating them with better strains of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, visitors to ProCam’s recent series of Trials Open Days were told. Whilst output is inherently variable in the crop, new work suggests increases of up to 1t/ha can be achieved by using better bacterial...

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