Organic Milk Prices Sector Outlook

The coronavirus pandemic has caused turmoil in some sectors of the milk market and the organic sector has not escaped entirely. For those who supply the food services sector demand dried up almost overnight. Those producers who supply farm shops and home delivery services have seen demand rise sharply. The Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative (OMSCo) […]

Soil Quality and Infiltration Rate

I am quite regularly asked by colleagues and farmers to offer an opinion on some more complex soil analysis reports. It may be a soil audit that includes Cation Exchange Capacity and total nutrients or a REAMS test. These results can be illuminating and help in preparing fertiliser and soil management plans. The tests for […]

Cover and Catch Crops

What you are trying to do with your cover or catch crops will determine what you should be sowing. The list of options being touted by seeds merchants is almost endless. The key questions that need answers are: 1) Is this part of a stewardship option? If so, there may be specifications on what is […]