The basis of all agronomy starts with the soil, yet soils are often the least understood and considered side of crop production. Unless soil structure, organic content, fertility and pH are correct then the crops will never achieve their full potential. Cultivations and rotations must be correct to reduce oxidisation of organic matter and maintain good soil structure that helps retain water and provide adequate exchange capacity to hold onto nutrients (both in the soil and those added as fertilizer). With the ‘new’ payment scheme being outlined by the Government, paying attention to your soils will soon be a financial imperative!
Pearce Seeds agronomists are all FACTS qualified and offer a very comprehensive soil sampling service. The service includes nutrient requirement recommendations for Lime, Fertiliser and Fibrophos and Nutrient Management Plans for farm compliance.
Soil Tests include:
- pH, P, K, Mg, trace elements, organic matter, nematode