Soil sampling for success

With cropping decisions being made, now is a great time to carry out soil sampling to plan your fertiliser regime for the coming season.

Good yields may have results in greater nutrient offtake which will need to be replenished to ensure your subsequent crops can reach their full potential. By soil sampling now you can also gauge whether there is a requirement for an autumn application of fertiliser.

It’s good practice before any application of fertiliser to gather as much information as possible on soil health, allowing you to make the best purchasing decision, and as a result get your crops off to the best possible start.

Good soil management lays the foundations for good crop production. Soil sampling allows you to get a nutritional picture of each field, allowing you to tailor the right fertiliser application and move away from a ‘one size (or fertiliser!) fits all’ approach.

The Wynnstay Arable Team can offer a bespoke soil sampling package, to assess the nutrient content of the soil, and then recommend the quantity of N, P and K required to balance soils.

Below are a selection of some of our most popular soil samples:

Standard Soil

-pH, available phosphorus, potassium and magnesium

-Lime and fertiliser recommendations

Standard Soil + Organic Matter

-pH, available phosphorus, potassium and magnesium

-Lime and fertiliser recommendations. Additional organic matter result

Standard Soil + Sodium & Calcium

-pH, available phosphorus, potassium and magnesium

-Lime and fertiliser recommendations

-Ammonium Nitrate extractable Sodium and Calcium

Natural England Stewardship Scheme

-pH, P, K, Mg, total nitrogen using dimus method, organic matter through loss on ignition and textural classification

Broad Spectrum

-pH, available phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, sulphur, boron, copper, manganese, iodine, selenium and cobalt.

Please note more soil samples are available upon request.

Soil sampling can start from as little as £12.99. For more information speak to your Wynnstay Arable Specialists, find your specialist here.

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