Soil plays a vital role in the establishment and growth of any crop and unfortunately its management and maintenance is often overlooked. Problems with soil structure will affect root development, fertility uptake and moisture retention. Compaction is often a hidden problem that will affect many crops, with maize particularly susceptible. Plants that are able to develop a strong, extensive root system are much better placed to cope with stress, such as prolonged periods of dry weather.
For further advice on any of these factors and advice specific to your business, give Kings a call on 0800 587 9797.
The importance of healthy soils
Alongside our colleagues from SOYL and Frontier as part of its Soil Life service, our advisors can help you put your plans for improved soil health and resilience into action. In addition to comprehensive soil analysis, we can give advice and help you select mixtures to suit your farm's needs.
Through ongoing research and development, we produce all our own mixtures which are fully proven in the UK. Some of our most innovative demonstration work is undertaken in partnership with several host farmers as part of Frontier's Soil Life trials network. Learn more about our work at the links below.