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Beet gains from putting soil first

Early results from Norfolk trials show strip tillage combined with cover crops could help boost sugar beet margins. CPM takes a closer look.   Strip tillage offers a potentially attractive alternative to conventional plough-based sugar beet establishment systems, as the technique uses less energy and is potentially better for the environment and soil. To test […]

Trials show value of making right choice

LIMAGRAIN TRIAL RESULTS SHOW VALUE OF COVER CROP MIXTURES UK field trials run by specialist seed company Limagrain UK have shown that benefits such as biomass production and nutrient capture, that reduces leaching, can easily cover establishment costs. Trials were carried out in 2015/16 on sites in Lincolnshire with varying land types. Two single varieties […]

Cover crops – Cover crops are the main tool

In a cropping system where the soil is the priority, the drill is not the key decision. CPM travels to France to explore a system where the drill has been designed around the crops and the soils they work. Grow a crop like this, do your own trials and you rediscover your love of farming. […]