Contents tagged with Soils

11 October 2018

Salad grower Simon Gardner of G’s on low till cover crops for soil health

26 September 2018

This soil management guide is a practical manual for growers and agronomists with the primary focus on soil assessment and management in horticultural cropping systems.

19 September 2018

This factsheet outlines a simple method for measuring infiltration in the field. It also explains how adding organic matter to soil can improve soil structure and water infiltration.

19 September 2018

Soil water supply is critical to managing the yield and quality of high-value horticultural crops. Improving soil health can benefit the supply of water from irrigation and rainfall by increasing infiltration rates and water-holding capacity.

19 September 2018

Despite growing interest in green manures using them in intensive vegetable rotations is particularly difficult. This has led to few large-scale vegetable and salad growers using them. This case study details the main green manure species suitable for use in high value vegetable and salad rotations, and summarises the benefits they can bring. 

19 September 2018

Simple recording sheet to used on site when counting earthworm numbers. To accompany the 'How to Count Earthworms' factsheet.

19 September 2018

A bumper edition of the Grower magazine for June/July 2018. Looking at the CHAMPION approach - how identifying those champion workers in the business can help drive up productivity across the board. Vendor managed inventory – a new supply chain model that is gaining popularity among ornamental growers in North America.

11 September 2018

Many farmers and growers are concerned about the health of their soils. They understand the importance of soil health for the productivity, sustainability and profitability of their business, but many face significant challenges when interpreting results from laboratory analysis or when choosing suitable methods for assessing the health of soils beyond the standard pH, phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) analysis.

23 May 2018

The Field Vegetable Review magazine provides the latest progress and research by AHDB in the work towards helping the vegetable sector tackle key crop protection issues.

23 May 2018

Download the all new look The Grower magazine. Features in this issue include how growers can attract beneficial hoverflies and could biopesticides be the answer to successfully managing pests, diseases and weeds? 

23 May 2018

Download the Grower magazine for Dec/Jan 2018. In this issue we ask you to think about Preparing for a Leaner Future through adopting Lean principles to help your business survive the rocky road ahead?  

23 May 2018

The Growing Media Review magazine provides the latest industry progress and research in the work towards helping the horticulture industry reduce its reliance on peat. This edition explores a new model to predict the performance of different growing media blends and takes a look at commercial success stories across the supply chain.