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.
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…)
Whatever the weather has to offer this autumn, with improved rooting, winter cereals will be better equipped to access the nutrients and water required for healthy establishment and winter survival.(more…)
Next year’s OSR crop is already starting to emerge and getting it up and away as quickly as possible is going to be critical to help plants withstand the effects of pest and disease pressure in the run up to the winter period. (more…)
Managing cropping schedules and harvest quality in brassica crops is heavily dependent on the crop’s response to inputs under different growing conditions and stress factors. We take a look at how the relatively simple addition of foliar supplements can deliver significant benefits in plant stress management.(more…)