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    Soil testing from the sky closer to reality

    10 February 2020

    Hill country farms cover a wide range of varying land slopes, aspects, soil properties and altitudes, all of which influence the potential productivity of pastures. Even within a single paddock, significant differences in soil fertility occur, translating to variability in fertiliser responsiveness. Capturing soil fertility through remote sensing on a scale previously unthinkable offers the opportunity to transform nutrient use and productivity for hill country farms.

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    Hitting the sweet spot

    10 February 2020

    Sixth generation Stonyhurst farmer Charles Douglas-Clifford is a big fan of data, gathering as much of it as he can to enable the farm to perform sustainably. In Stonyhurst's second year as a research farm for Ravensdown’s Pioneering to Precision PGP research programme, Charles is keen to see the technology help him improve the balance between environmental sustainability and financial viability on his breeding and finishing farm.

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    AirScan expands to new horizons

    10 February 2020

    An emphasis of pasture first in respect to dairy farms is underpinned by legume pastures being a high quality and cheap form of feed for cows. So it’s no surprise that with a focus on pasture there is an accompanying focus on soil fertility to ensure pastures are given the very best opportunity to perform.

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    Fodder focus

    10 February 2020

    We sit down with Ravensdown Agronomist Chris Lowe to get the breakdown on what it takes to get the best out of your fodder beet crop.

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