Soil Fertility Services
Who we are and Why we are important to you.
We are a company dedicated to improving soil fertility, helping farmers to move toward a biological approach to improving their soils, which in turn improves animal health leading on to higher profits.
We encourage min-till, sometimes no-till and now and again ploughing. We continually strive to try to understand the soil life and it’s effects i.e. if you have weed pressure – docks etc, then it is an indication that something is wrong in the soil – often calcium is too low.
The first step is indentification with a soil audit to find out what is going on. The second step is to stop using products that are damaging to the soil life. We then need to find an affordable sustainable maintenance programme that includes the use of recycled products whenever benefit to agriculture can be identified.
For years now the farmer has relied on fertiliser salesmen to tell them what to apply based on a sample test that is antiquated and gives no insight into what is ‘locked-up’ or what is truly deficient. Because of this the farmer has in some cases been paying out for something that he just did not need. It is imperative to find exactly what is going on in your soils, so that you can make an informed decision on what to spend money on in order to create profits from what you do.
With the price of fertilisers as they are, it is now more important than ever before that the farmer uses every tool available to him to make good business decisions on what fertilisers he NEEDS to buy, along with correct cultivation techniques for the land that he farms.
Soil Fertility Services has been testing and monitoring soils across the whole of the UK for many years and during that time we have gained the knowledge and expertise of interpreting the results so that the farmer has the correct information of what he needs to do to maximise his land’s full earning potential.
The answer to quality crop production lies in the soil
· The potential of your soil to produce good crops
· Why some fields are harder to cultivate
· Why some fields yield less than others
· How much fertility is ‘locked up’ in the soil.
No-till Min-till day, Motts Farm, Essex