With the adverse climate this summer and extended periods of dry and hot weather, damage to crops and deficiencies in essential nutrition was becoming apparent across many farms in the UK. With this in mind, Ilex EnviroSciences were able to react quickly, producing a brand new product to combat the effects of Nitrogen deficiency in a range of crops.
The excessively wet Easter weather after the unusually late snow fall is causing many of our fields up and down the country to suffer from water logged soil leading to a deficiency in suitable crop nutrients. In the coming weeks it is essential that these are replaced to boost root establishment and promote rapid growth leading to a strong, disease resistant plant.
Here are 7 ways in which nutrients can be lost, but don’t worry, the Ilex Envirosciences team are on hand to help you replace that much needed nutrient and get your crop back to a healthy yield. (more…)
Following late drilling to aid blackgrass control, the second half of this winter has been very wet and roots have not had to look very far to find water.
Waterlogged fields after thawing snow
This, coupled with the freezing temperatures could mean that once crops emerge from under the snow, they will need all the help they can get to push threw and to put roots down. Crop Rooter-P and OilseedRaiser can help by supplying much needed foliar nutrition getting plants to push those roots down for better anchorage, water and nutrient uptake.
Crop Rooter-P & Oilseed Raiser, a perfect combination.
Are Roots Struggling For Manganese?
After the harsh conditions of the last few weeks coupled with the previous months of wet weather, the snow, ice and freezing conditions can play havoc with the composition of soil. As with our roads the water can infiltrate between the soil horizons and once frozen can cause ‘lift’, breaking contact between soil and root. In turn this means the plant is unable to extract a suitable quantity of Manganese and other nutrients from the ground. Our Mn Plus and other Ilex products can provide a foliar boost to combat plant deficiencies.
Matt Lawman an arable farmer from Cambridgeshire talks about the benefits of working with Ilex Envirosciences to help him improve crop health, plant hardiness and nutrition, ultimately leading to improved yields with a minimum of fuss and at little financial cost to his farm.
Micronutrients or trace elements may be only required by crops in tiny quantities but are nevertheless, essential for healthy growth. A micronutrient deficiency will not only limit growth but can also reduce the efficiency of your macronutrient fertilisers.(more…)
5 natural ways growers improve quality in their organic produce
The organic market is increasing and more consumers are looking for organic produce than ever before. We are supporting the Soil Association’s #OrganicSeptember initiative by taking a look at 5 ways organic growers can get the most from their soil and improve the quality and yield of their fruit and vegetable crops to satisfy the demands of this growing group of consumers.(more…)