Contents tagged with water

2 October 2018

From 2 April 2018 all farmers in England will need to meet new government rules to protect water quality.

13 November 2018

This factsheet outlines a simple method for measuring infiltration in the field. It also explains how adding organic matter to soil can improve soil structure and water infiltration.

13 November 2018

Soil water supply is critical to managing the yield and quality of high-value horticultural crops. Improving soil health can benefit the supply of water from irrigation and rainfall by increasing infiltration rates and water-holding capacity.

19 September 2018

This factsheet introduces the application of current technology for irrigation scheduling in container-grown hardy nursery stock (HNS) that has largely been developed as part of AHDB Horticulture-funded project HNS 97, as well as describing other methods and equipment also available

19 September 2018

This factsheet provides practical recommendations for the efficient irrigation of container-grown hardy nursery stock in order to optimise water use and maintain plant quality in peat-based, peat-reduced and peat-free growing media and to minimise the risk of potential nutrient leaching from crops.

19 September 2018

This factsheet describes how water application rates and uniformity can be measured and improved for overhead irrigation systems for container-grown crops.

13 August 2018

Feed makes up ~76% of variable and ~56% of total costs. It may be possible to decrease the cost by switching to a cheaper ration or purchasing in larger quantities, but it can also be achieved through simple, practical actions to minimise feed wastage and to improve the efficiency of utilisation

13 August 2018

When performance problems are being look at, water supply is often overlooked. It's essential for nearly all body functions. Dehydration can result in reduced feed intake, lower daily gain and feed conversion, reduced milk production and lower weaning weights.

13 August 2018

Heat stress will increase the pigs respiration rate in an attempt to keep cool. Animals will seek opportunities for cooling, ie wallowing, soiling pen and lying in urine. If the pig cannot cool itself sufficiently it will collapse and, in the worst scenario, die.

3 August 2018

Dr Mark Stalham of NIAB CUF discusses options for burn-off in drought conditions, after updated advice was issued on the use of Reglone.

3 August 2018

Heat stress must be avoided in order to prevent unnecessary suffering and reduced productivity in indoor herds

3 August 2018

Pigs kept outdoors are particularly vulnerable to radiant heat gain and it is important that they have access to shade in sunny weather. There are a number of ways in which producers can minimise heat stress