ProcamPress Releases & Articles

Cover crops offer opportunity to repair damaged soils

Establishing a cover crop to help restructure soils may be a better option this year than trying to drill a spring cereal on some of the heavier waterlogged clay land. So says ProCam agronomist Ian Jackson, who adds that this strategy would also present an opportunity to reduce levels of black grass where that is a problem.

“There...

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Ryegrass blends offer cost-effective bare soils solution

Sowing a high performance ryegrass catch crop this spring could offer a flexible low risk solution for farmers with bare ground following aborted autumn drilling.

Specialist catch crop mixtures tested in Field Options’ trials programme at Harper Adams University (HAU) have the potential to produce more than 10tDM/ha in the season...

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Restricted roots set to put wheat on the back foot

Restricted growth of vital moisture and nutrient-absorbing roots could cause serious setbacks in winter wheat crops this season, unless steps are taken to remedy the problem, says ProCam regional technical manager, Nigel Scott.

But while limited root growth is no surprise in late-planted fields, because crops have had less time to...

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Top tips when ‘over-yearing’ winter seed

Cereal growers having to carry over unused winter cereal seed from this season’s washout winter into next season must take adequate steps to protect its viability, says ProCam seed manager, Lee Harker.

If not, then losses could occur during storage, he says, and its germination in autumn 2020 could suffer, leading to potential yield...

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