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Agricultural Soil Sampling in Cumbria

Agricultural Soil sampling in Cumbria involves analysing a soil sample in order to identify the nutrient content, composition of the soil, and other key characteristics. A soil analysis will identify the pH and available, total and micro nutrients in the soil. It is important that the pH is maintained or corrected to neutral as the availability of nutrients can be affected and the uptake of fertiliser
Carrying out a soil analysis can also measure the organic matter in the soil as well as the amount of Potash, Nitrogen and Phosphate in it. Each play a key role in the soil’s health and productivity. For example, Nitrogen assists with plant growth and Phosphate encourages root development.

The purpose of agricultural soil sampling in Cumbria is in order to provide you, as the farmer, with an accurate and detailed assessment of the soil’s fertility. More recently there has become an increasing awareness of the effects of fertiliser on the environment. As a result, agricultural soil sampling in Cumbria has never been more important. Soil tests can identify areas at what rate fertilisers or manure should not be applied.

From a business perspective, making a soil analysis can give us at Eco Prospects the information needed to give you accurate fertiliser recommendations. This means you will use the right amount of fertiliser, which given the increasing fertiliser and crop prices, will inevitably save you money in the long term. You will only ever buy what you need. Keep the farm within regulatory compliance.

At Eco Prospects we always say that it is good practice to carry out a soil analysis in a minimum four-year rotation. It should be part of a farmer’s routine. It is also important to test different parts of each field. This can identify variability in the soil. When there is variability in pH and nutrients, then applying a variable rate of lime and fertiliser as required, enabling you as the farmer to apply the right amount of lime and fertiliser in the right place, again saving you time and money.

Eco Prospects offer a range of soil analysis and sampling options.

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