Hosted by Wynnstay and GrainLink, The Arable Event is focused on the latest trends and machinery within the agricultural industry. This includes trial plots, demonstrations, and more.
The foraging and harvesting seasons have been difficult and delayed this year due to the recent wet weather. It may be tempting to postpone some of the tasks which are essential to the well-being of the soil and future crops. However, there’s never been a better time to test and understand the condition of your soil.
Visit our stand at The Arable Event 2023 to find out more and meet our team!
Why is it so important to test your soils?
With the cost of sampling being so small compared to the potential benefits, you should go beyond a basic soil test. A Broad Spectrum Analysis, which includes Calcium, CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity), and micronutrients, enables an understanding of the balance between critical elements.
If your soil pH levels have fallen below pH6, 48% of phosphate can become locked up, and 11% of nitrogen is wasted. When used correctly, a lime application that optimises pH could give you a payback of up to 4:1. For example, a case study conducted on the use of Calcifert lime on grassland silage in Scotland saw a spend of £1,440 over two years on Calcifert Lime. This led to an increased profit of £5,760 on increased silage bale production over the same period. We have several Case Studies available for you with such detailed information.
Therefore, the key to maintaining soil health is correctly interpreting your soil results to ensure you are applying the right products for your soil.
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Meet the LKAB Minerals agricultural team at The Arable Event 2023.