Beating Fertiliser Price Rises Report

Beating Fertiliser Price Rises Report

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Charlie Morgan, IBERS impressed BGS and local grassland society members at talks in Shropshire and Monmouthshire last Thursday, 20th November. Over 80 people at the two events heard how they could lower input costs without compromising output by improving nutrient efficiency.  

The target areas covered by Charlie included soil chemical and physical status, strategic and targeted use of P, K and sulphur, correct management and choice of quality swards, greater dependence on legumes, better use of manures and crops with lower nutrient demand in an effective rotation.  

At Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, Charlie's presentation was complimented by farmer, Tim Downes who discussed the role of clover on his farm and how to keep it in swards.  

More information on these events can be found pages 3 and 4 of the winter issue of Grass and Forage Farmer, published December 1st. If you are not on our magazine mailing list, please contact the office to subscribe for £10 a year or members of local affiliated grassland societies can recieve copies to their doormat at a substantial discount when ordered via their local secretary.

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