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14 Nov 2023

Building Strong Foundations in Farming with Smart Rotations

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Building Strong Foundations in Farming with Smart Rotations
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Building Strong Foundations in Farming: The SMART ROTATIONS Revolution

In agriculture, just as building a strong foundation is crucial for construction, establishing a fertile & efficient soil base is essential for successful farming. For farmers & agronomists, assessing and enhancing the nutrient use efficiency (NUE) of soil should be the first step in any planning activity. This is where PlantWorks, with its innovative SMART ROTATIONS range, is making significant advancements in UK farming.

The Cornerstone of Farming: Nutrient Use Efficiency

NUE is a critical factor that directly impacts farming yields and the nutrient requirements of crops. By optimizing NUE, farmers can ensure their crops receive the right amount of nutrients, leading to better growth and yield. This is particularly important in today's agricultural landscape, where the balance between productivity and sustainability is paramount.

Revolutionising Soil with Tuned Bacteria

One of the ground-breaking approaches of PlantWorks Ltd is the augmentation of soil with specially tuned bacteria. These bacteria, when introduced into the soil under optimal conditions, multiply and significantly enhance soil functionality. This process improves the soil's biological activity, leading to better nutrient absorption by plants.

Advisory Services and Long-term Soil Biology 

With the rise of agronomy companies offering soil programs in the UK, the market is well-equipped with expert advice on building and maintaining long-term soil biology. These services are invaluable in guiding farmers towards regenerative practices that enrich soil health and promote sustainable farming. Advice can range from long term rotation design including companion cropping to build long term mycorrhizal fungi communities in soils to using mycorrhizal inoculum in combination with cover crops to intervene in the short term. The cost of treating fields with beneficial bacteria is modest and yet these bacteria can fix nitrogen from the air, release through organic acids bound phosphorous and produce critical natural plant growth hormones to stimulate root and shot development.

PlantWorks Ltd: A Pioneer in Agricultural Innovation

PlantWorks Ltd distinguishes itself as one of the few UK-based research-driven manufacturers of both mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth-promoting bacteria. These products, under the SMART ROTATIONS range, are formulated and tested in the UK, specifically to increase soil health and improve plant efficiency in nutrient and water uptake.

Prospects and Contact Information

Looking ahead to 2024, winter crops planted in 2023 will be treated with SMART ROTATIONS products in the spring and summer when soil temperatures reach and exceed 8 degrees. This step marks a significant stride in enhancing soil biology for future farming success.

For those interested in learning more about enhancing soil biology, SMART ROTATIONS is always available for consultation. Alternatively, farmers can also discuss these innovations with their agronomists.

 

About PlantWorks Ltd.

Smart Rotations, powered by PlantWorks Ltd, stands as a leader in agricultural innovation in the UK. Their product range, focusing on mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, is specifically formulated to enhance soil health and plant nutrient and water uptake efficiency. As the UK's sole mass producer of these key agricultural components, PlantWorks Ltd has positioned itself as a pioneer in developing solutions that cater to the evolving needs of modern farming. Their commitment to research and development in the UK underscores their dedication to advancing agricultural practices, benefiting farmers with products that are both effective and environmentally considerate.

 

Contact:

Robert Patten

Managing Director

PlantWorks Ltd

Unit 930 Cornforth Drive

Kent Science Park

Sittingbourne, Kent

ME9 8PX

Off:+44(0)1795 411527

 

Amy Leckie

Microbiology Lead

PlantWorks Ltd

Unit 930 Cornforth Drive

Kent Science Park

Sittingbourne, Kent

ME9 8PX

Off:+44(0)1795 411527

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