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Challenge the norm

Logic dictates that high-yielding crops require a different approach to nutrition to reach their optimum performance. In this Nutrition Special, CPM explores with CF Fertilisers recent trial work and on-farm experience that’s helping to build understanding. By Tom Allen-Stevens There’s been something of a step change in arable crops over recent years. Led by an […]

Nutrition special – A new world of cereal production

Tailoring all nutrient inputs closer to crop uptake can bring better results from today’s high-yielding cereal crops, according to CF Fertiliser. CPM summarises the theory and recent trials work that substantiates it. By Rob Jones Cereal production is evolving and optimum fertiliser use isn’t necessarily keeping pace. That’s the message from CF agronomist Alli Grundy […]

Nutrition special – Canopy care to capture potential

In oilseed rape, tailoring nitrogen requirements to crop and soil reserves is vital to building potential. CPM examines how. By Rob Jones Oilseed rape needs careful management if it’s to contribute to the arable enterprise financially and not just fulfil the physical role of a break crop, says CF Fertilisers’ agronomist Allison Grundy. Even with […]

Nutrition special – Be bold with barley

Initial work suggests there’s potential to push yield in spring barley without compromising grain N levels. CPM reports. By Rob Jones Growing winter barley is a known science much like wheat, but there’s far less knowledge regarding getting the most out of spring crops, suggests Allison Grundy. “The rapid growth in spring cropping presents its […]

Manganese must be managed

It’s the commonest trace element deficiency in UK arable crops, but often goes untreated. A new concentrated product has been launched, which makes it easier and more effective to address the issue. By Tom Allen-Stevens Growers across the UK have been urged to look out for manganese deficiency and ensure crops don’t go short. “Manganese […]

Big data highlights ‘limiting factors’.

When it comes to making any N adjustments to fertiliser programmes, it’s important to identify factors that could limit yield. CPM catches up on exclusive analysis of big data on the nutritional status of our soil and crops.   Changes to RB209 introduce an N-adjustment factor for expected yield, but any increase in nitrogen rate […]