Appropriate cultivation and drilling techniques, seed treatments and careful nutrition will help maximise establishment whilst minimising compaction and fuel use.
Take a Precise Approach
Careful analysis of the soil profile allows growers to determine the most appropriate cultivation method, timing and depth. Variable rate cultivation, combined with variable seeding, protects the soil from further compaction whilst optimising the plant population for uniform establishment. SOYL, a division of Frontier Agriculture, is the leading precision crop production service provider in the UK. To find out more about how they can help, please click here.
3D Thinking in Action
Frontier is studying the effects of a range of establishment techniques from direct drilling to ploughing. Ongoing trials are looking at the impact of cover crops, starter fertilisers and the use of variable width rows on crop architecture and establishment. To find out more about 3D Thinking in Action, please click here.