Cover Crop Solutions

Reduce grass weeds & chemical input.  Improve soil structure & your margins

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Discover how cover crops can greatly benefit your farm

Contact us to see how we can help on 0115 939 0202 or enquiries@agrovista.co.uk

 

 

A new concept: The use of cover crop in blackgrass control

Previous research has clearly shown that spring cropping can have a dramatic effect on the reduction of blackgrass populations.

The problem has been that blackgrass can be the dominant weed on heavy, difficult soils into which it can often be hard to establish a spring crop.

AGROVISTA HAS EVALUATED SPECIFIC COVER CROP MIXES WHICH

  • Create a platform to ease spring drilling, allowing a third crop
  • Are allowed as part of the EFA
  • Help with soil structure, to allow better water infiltration and soil drying
  • Help with increasing organic matter, soil micro-flora and fauna

WHAT DOES THE AGROVISTA RANGE OF SPECIALIST COVER CROPS CONSIST OF?

  • Avena Strigosa. But unique varieties, these are crucial to ensure no volunteer carry-over and easy kill of the cover crop
  • Vetches (which can count towards EFA)
  • Berseem Clover. This specific variety is excellent for early germination and maximum root impact

22/03/2019

Unique opportunities from Under 40s Fruit Growers Conference – a sponsor’s view

Alex Radu, fruit technical manager at Agrovista, reviews the recent Under 40s Fruit Growers’ Conference trip to Chile.

21/03/2019

Case Study - Undersowing Maize in Shropshire

We speak to farmer Barry Jones about the impact of in-field trials on his maize crop

28/02/2019

Keep early N in the rooting zone to cut losses

Much of the early nitrogen applied to cereal and oilseed rape crops across the country during the mild late-February spell could go to waste

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