NEWS & INSIGHT
If we consider how grass grows, then we can better understand our horses’ behaviour. Grass Tetany occurs when diet is too high in potassium.
Five years I was asked to help investigate problems on a farm where the son had taken over a few years before and had been moving away from a plough-based system into organic manure applications, a minimum tillage regimen, and was considering cover crops. He...
Investing in grass tissue tests to find out what nutrients are, or crucially are not, available to your horses is crucial.
I have long been advocating the imperative to match cultivation strategy to soil type as in the schematic below. The photographs later in this article highlight this concept really well. They certainly demonstrate what the cost is of implementing inappropriate...
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Improving farm soil to align with the Agriculture Bill – find out what is happening in your soil.
Most cover crops these days are implemented for two reasons. One, to cope with an infestation of graminicide resistant black grass or ryegrass. Or two, to restructure soil.
Creating a plan to produce haylage that has a high nutritional content needs to be created from an in-depth understanding of the available nutrients in the soil.
Grass sampling tissue tests can confirm how forage is interacting with the soil for the benefit of your animals. Weather patterns often produce unexpected results in forage that are contrary to the soil analysis results.
What to do about waterlogged grassland? Lordington Park Agronomy explains how to renovate your grassland following heavy rainfull.
Soil is a natural asset – it holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. The UK’s new Agriculture Bill will reward British farmers who protect soil.
Jonathan Holmes is hosting a one-day training day – Agroecology & Conservation Agriculture In Practice – at the KP Club in Pocklington on Friday 6 December.
Boron is equally as important as calcium and vitamin D as one of the essential minerals involved in horse bone and joint health. Find out what is happening in your soil and what your horse’s behaviour is telling you.
Lordington Park Agronomy is proud to be supporting Hope Pastures at its annual Fun Dog Show & Fete this weekend in Leeds.
Jonathan Holmes presented at Groundswell, the no-till and regenerative agriculture show, at Lannock Manor Farm in Hitchin in June.