We are returning to Groundswell for the fourth time!
Focussed on regenerative agricultural practices, Groundswell is the perfect show to find out more about no-till farming. This show is made up of trial plots, demonstrations, talks, and trade stands.
Visit us on stand PF D3 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 Groundswell 2023.