The use of cover cropping is on the minds of many farmers as an important way to improve the output of differing rotations and cropping plans. The need to understand the issues taking place with our soils, in virtually every field we farm, has become an important starting point to address what we all realise is a yield and quality plateau. Cover crops are fast growing annuals which, planted between two cash crops, have the ability to boost yields as well as deliver financial savings.
To achieve maximum results, several factors must be considered when choosing a cover crop, including target benefits, planting date, following crop timings, soil type, location and the rotation as a whole. Expert advice is essential in making the right decision.
Kings offers unrivalled technical advice and support. We can help select a cover crop, or discuss a custom made mixture, that will suit your farms needs, safely fit into your rotation, save on nitrogen costs and increase your yields.
Kings is heavily involved in on farm testing and evaluation of cover crops and we produce all our own mixtures, which are fully proven in the UK.
To arrange a farm visit or for advice on specific situations, please contact us.