Stress Busting Tips Weather & Crops A benign March and first half of April has meant spring drilling and planting continues at pace into generally very good seedbeds. However, winter crops, particularly in the east of the country are short of moisture and have not enjoyed the cold east winds of the last week or … Continue reading Stress Busting Tips
Be prepared with SAP Analysis Make sure you’re prepared with SAP analysis ahead of T1 fungicide application. “Nutrition is critical prior to T1 spraying to ensure the crop is as healthy as it can be, in order to withstand disease pressure and maximise its yield potential. Ensure all the macro and micro nutrients are available … Continue reading Be prepared with SAP Analysis
We had a great day sharing knowledge at the Science of Farming workshops organised by the Food and Farming Discovery Trust – Norfolk’s hub for food and farming education 🚜🐑🐮🌱 Our interactive workshops gave the children hands on experience of the science behind foliar feeding plants – thanks to all the children who joined in 👍 … Continue reading OMEX inspires a new generation!
OMEX appoints new sales manager for Scotland OMEX Agriculture has appointed Mhairi Robertson as its sales manager for Scotland, replacing Gavin Inglis who recently retired. Mhairi is from a farming background and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997 with a degree in agricultural science and is FACTS qualified. Mhairi has extensive experience working in food … Continue reading OMEX appoints new sales manager for Scotland
World supplies of nutmeg and mace, two ‘rich and ‘rare’ spices from the east, could be under threat from a mysterious disease and decline affecting the Myristica fragrans tree from which nutmeg powder(from the seed) and mace (from the red seed covering) are sourced. Nutmeg fruit and seed is rich in a range of mineral nutrients … Continue reading Nutmeg and mace under threat
RICH VOLCANIC SOIL, ample rainfall and an equable climate are core advantages of growing vegetable crops in the tropical highlands. However, the naturally high soil fertility of upland soils in the tropics is not enough to satisfy the nutrient demands of fast-growing vegetable crops. Fertiliser application is a crucially important component of any cultivation schedule. … Continue reading Foliar Feeding Vegetables in Africa’s uplands
Kelpak Trials Update Latest trials results published by Kelp Products International (PTY) Ltd: The trial was done on the everbearer variety Favori as a tabletop cultivation technique. An everbearer has a long growing period and develops new flowers throughout the cultivation period, making it interesting to test the effect of Kelpak on production, crop development … Continue reading Kelpak Trials Update
What is CalMax Ultra? CalMax Ultra contains calcium in conjunction with a ‘pump primer’ that ensures the calcium can be actively transported into plant cells even during the difficult periods of low metabolic activity and stress. Features and benefits • Improved calcium levels • Increased brix levels • Protects against calcium related disorders The increased … Continue reading What is CalMax Ultra?
The benefits of Kelpak Kelpak is an organic biostimulant containing concentrated extract of the kelp species Ecklonia maxima. Testimonial “We find by using CalMax Ultra in conjunction with Kelpak, as part of our regular foliar spray programme, that calcium uptake is more efficient resulting in improved yield of class 1 fruits and better fruit quality” – Gerry Scallan, BR Brooks … Continue reading The benefits of Kelpak
Soft Fruit – Benefits of Good Plant Health When growing soft fruit, plant health is key and nutrition is vital. With more sophisticated horticultural practices being adopted, the use of foliar nutrition and biostimulant products is rising. Foliar nutrition is becoming the cornerstone of a good IPM system, which is now common place for … Continue reading Soft Fruit – Benefits of Good Plant Health