ProcamPress Releases & Articles

Alternatives to bagged nitrogen put to the test

With volatile fertiliser prices and an increased focus on carbon footprints prompting a desire to use nitrogen more efficiently, ProCam is putting a number of solutions to the test in a network of UK trials.

The surge in granular nitrogen (N) fertiliser prices in 2021/22 kickstarted a catalyst for change, believes ProCam technical...

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Open day explores lessons from autumn’s early drilling

The legacy of last autumn’s early cereal drilling on disease was a hot topic at ProCam’s recent summer open day in Yorkshire.

Although not the case everywhere, a lot of wheat was drilled worryingly early last autumn, after the early harvest, said ProCam head of crop production, Mike Thornton.

Speaking at the company’s trials hub...

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Consider companion cropping to aid OSR establishment and unlock SFI payments

Winter oilseed rape growers in England should consider the benefits of using a companion crop to aid crop establishment; not just to limit cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage, but also to unlock the Government’s new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) payment. That is the advice from Mike Thornton, head of crop production for...

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Diversify grassland swards at reseeding to offset N & boost DM

Trials carried out by ProCam’s Field Options division have shown that introducing clover and herbs at reseeding not only reduces the need for purchased fertiliser, but also gives grassland swards a useful boost in dry matter yield. The same study has also shown that including herbage seeds can improve the drought tolerance of...

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