With the growing season nearly upon us, Welsh farmers are being given an opportunity to discover the benefits of soil analysis through a number of free soil testing workshops at Farming Connect. Regular soil testing enables farmers to adopt a targeted approach to fertiliser use, thus providing significant cost savings, according to Lisa Roberts of Farming Connect. Soil analysis also identifies other factors that may be limiting performance, such as soil pH.
The workshops are being held across Wales in March and April as follows:
March 2: Talsarnau (day). Mari Hughes, 07531 398272.
March 2: Machynlleth (eve). Mari Hughes, 07531 398272.
March 4: Mold. Elen Jones, 07772 694098.
March 5: Nant Gwynant. Gethin Davies, 07772 694941.
March 5: Tregaron. Menna Williams, 07896 837725.
April 22: Llanidloes, Adam Watkins, 07531 487928.
April 23: Welshpool. Adam Watkins, 07531 487928.
Another saving that farmers can achieve in relation to fertiliser is through bulk buying and storing pre-mixed liquid fertiliser. Enduramaxx liquid fertiliser tanks enable large volumes of liquid fertiliser to be stored securely for when it’s needed, thanks to their rugged single piece uv-stabilised polyethylene build.