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Richard Cross - trialling a reduction in N
For Richard, harnessing the power of FieldView’s accessible and useable data is fundamental to his goal to get every hectare of his winter wheat achieving a profitable 10 t/ha while also delivering on environmental and community pledges as an estate. Richard remarks, “We all have data, it is making good use of it that is important”. Using FieldView, he tested the theory that a slight reduction in total N in wheat and
OSR is possible by varying rates to match crop biomass based on data captured using FieldView satellite imagery of Oxton Estate, Southwell, Notts. Feed wheats typically get 220 kg/N/ha and milling wheats a 20 kg/N/ha top up. Mr Cross’ standard dose was reduced to 200 kg/N/ ha for trial with a further variation of +/- 20 relative to low or high biomass. More data is needed before definitive conclusions can be drawn from the trials but to date the trial field has delivered a £105.86 improvement through a combination of improved yield and reduced inputs. Extrapolated to his entire wheat area this could be an extra £35,887 for Mr Cross. Richard has since readjusted his focus from cultivation practices to finely tuned agronomy. These findings have inspired him to continue to refine his agronomic practice for the future, adding variable seed rate to the 22/23 trials agenda, using three rate bands based on historic performance, alongside data already accumulated from OSR fungicides trials.
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