If anyone told me, I could not believe. But I saw it firsthand. The elegant European started with deft demonstration of presentation about the structure and problems of soil, and then he changed into completely working state and continued explanation from the 1.5 m pit in the field under light rain. He used shovel to demonstrate state of soil, showed it crumbling on the palms and explained how worms make good job for the structure of soil. French consultant Matthieu Archambeaud has got over 15-year experience in France. And now he arrived in Ukraine. Therefore it became clear why the farmers and producers respond the invitation of SOUFFLET AGRO UKRAINE - they trust the company because it has got enthusiastic professionals.
In agronomic science, there are many things that appear to be promising at first glance, but in most cases, they are not realized due to a whole range of causes and fears. One of such thing among others concerns the use of cover crops.
We do not need to explain further the benefits of using them, starting with enriching the field with organic matter, mobilizing nutrients to preserve moisture and loosening the soil. But if we want to find fields covered by so-called intermediate cultures – we must travel a lot. And even more so, find a farm which uses cover crops as true and effective element that directly influences the yields and profitability.
The technology of cover crops has been known for decades, but in Ukraine it is still the prerogative of farms specialized in production of organics. Cover crops require extra effort and cost, and the effect is difficult to see. Of course, most farmers are trying to simplify their lives and are quite pessimistic to complication of the technology.
On the other hand, everybody wants to get the best possible yield for minimal investment. From year to year, the land gives high yields, and from year to year, farmers believe that to some extent it is a gift of nature or higher forces. Although everyone is aware that humus and nutrients are gradually being picked from the soil. And after a while (for some farms this moment is already there), the land will turn into a desert, where even the weed will not grow. Such perspectives push agronomists and directors of farms to change the approach to land use.
In the new Agro Flash:
Actual agronomic information:
1. Winter raps (control of insects, development of desease, nutrition by boron).
2. Stimulation of growth and develop…Paramètres avancés