At this time of year, brassica crops are in the ground and approaching maturity, so this is a good time to think about nutrition options to improve quality at harvest. In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Tom Decamp, Yara's Field Vegetable Specialist to discuss top dressing options for brassica growers for targetting quality premiums with tips on fertiliser selection and timing of application.
Recent podcasts have concentrated on the major nutrients N, P and K but this time the focus moves to micronutrients such as Mg, Mn, Zn, Cu, Mo and B. In this episode, Yara agronomist Natalie Wood talks to Ken Rundle about the role of micronutrients crop establishment and reminds us that they are no less important than other nutrients despite being needed in relatively lower levels.
Potassium is often overlooked as a nutrient but is just as important and should not be forgotten. Potassium is fundamental for plant water uptake and regulation, which affects the ability of plants to resist diseases and tolerate drought stress as well as influencing the uptake of other nutrients and nutrient use efficiency. So in this episode, Ken Rundle talks to agronomist Ian Matts from the Potash Development Association to find out why potassium is so important to plants and to discuss best practices for growers to manage potash applications.
Because of recent volatile nutrient prices, some growers may be questioning phosphate and potash applications. So in this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Mark Tucker, Yara UK Head of Agronomy, to ask the reasons behind this volatility and find out how growers should adapt their fertiliser programmes to manage costs but avoid damaging soil fertility or losing yield.
In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Professor Roger Sylvester-Bradley from The Yield Enhancement Network (YEN). Discussing how data, collected, shared and analysed by farmers, agronomists and researchers is increasing our knowledge of how to drive up yields in a sustainable way.
In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Natalie Wood, Yara's arable agronomist to ask what growers can do to improve the establishment of oilseed rape crops, and what role nutrition plays in crop establishment.
Now that this season's potato crop is in the ground and hopefully starting to emerge it is a good time to check on its nutritional requirements. In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Mark Tucker, Yara's Head of Agronomy to discuss how nutrition can influence not just the yield but also the quality and return from the crop.
Although we are still very much in the middle of this season, some growers may already be thinking of buying fertiliser for next season. So, in this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Natalie Wood, Yara's Arable Agronomist, to ask what growers should consider before buying next season's fertiliser and find out why taking time now could save money and avoid problems later.
As growers start thinking about second nitrogen applications, in this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Natalie Wood, Yara's UK Arable Agronomist to discuss how tools such as the N-Tester, Atfarm and N-Sensor can be used to optimise the efficiency of nitrogen applications. Natalie also discusses how tissue testing can be used to identify micronutrient deficiencies which can also influence nitrogen use efficiency.
As crops begin spring growth it is important to remember the micronutrients that complement the macronutrients. In this episode, John Keyte, Yara's Speciality Product Manager, talks about micronutrients and discusses the various options for managing crops and incorporating micronutrients into crop nutrition programmes.
As days start to lengthen again it could soon be time to think about fertiliser applications to autumn-sown cereals, so in this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Natalie Wood, Yara's UK Arable Agronomist to learn what growers should do this season in terms of timing and rates for the first nitrogen applications.
Now that this season's potato crop has mostly been lifted and is in store it's time to start planning for next season's crop. In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Tom Decamp, Yara's Potato Specialist to discuss options for next season. Particularly thinking about some of the environmental pressures facing growers and discussing how the crop nutrition strategy can be adapted, together with new technology to reduce the environmental impact of the crop.
Phosphate is arguably more important than nitrogen for crop growth. In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Mark Tucker, Yara UK Head of Agronomy, to find out why phosphate is so important to crop growth and understand why availability is fundamental and how this is influenced by fertiliser choice.
As autumn crops begin to establish it is worth considering micronutrients to ensure all the crop's nutrient requirements are met. In this episode, Mark Tucker, Yara UK Head of Agronomy, discusses the role of micronutrients and reminds why they should be considered important for all crops, not just the high yield potential crops.
In this episode, Ken Rundle talks to Natalie Wood, Yara's arable agronomist to find out what lessons we can learn from the success of the World record wheat crop. He asks Natalie what cereal growers should be focusing on this autumn to emulate the winning strategy, particularly soil sampling, grain analysis and proactive nutrient management.
With potato crops reaching the all-important bulking stage Tom Decamp Yara's Potato Specialist talks about how nutrition can help maximise that potential and at the same time achieve maximum marketable yield by meeting supplies specifications.
As thoughts turn again to next season's oilseed crops Mark Tucker talks about what makes the difference for the successful establishment of oilseed crops.
As growers begin to make plans for next season's fertiliser purchases it is important to think about the nutrients beyond nitrogen, especially sulphur. In this episode Natalie Wood, Yara UK Country Agronomist, talks about the reasons sulphur is so important and what growers should consider when buying next season's fertiliser.