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Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
Glenside and Bioscience - Nander Robertson (Glenside)
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    • 1. Welcome to YouWelcome to You WelcomeWelcome BIOSCENCEBIOSCENCE ™™ @@ Loddington 11Loddington 11thth NovemberNovember 
    • 2. BioscenceBioscence™™ Joined up thinkingJoined up thinking  Biology – Science – Soil SenseBiology – Science – Soil Sense  Delivers modern agronomic systems which:Delivers modern agronomic systems which:  Increase Yields and MarginsIncrease Yields and Margins  Make Better use of ResourcesMake Better use of Resources  Improve Nitrogen EfficiencyImprove Nitrogen Efficiency  Lower Carbon FootprintLower Carbon Footprint
    • 3. ““A Rich man has many problemsA Rich man has many problems A starving man has but one”A starving man has but one”
    • 4. GOLDGOLD   10 yrs Ago $ 320 / oz10 yrs Ago $ 320 / oz  To-day $1,388 / ozTo-day $1,388 / oz
    • 5. You have More thanYou have More than GOLDGOLD  1. Your Soil pays an Annual Dividend1. Your Soil pays an Annual Dividend  2. Your Soil provides Food & Drink2. Your Soil provides Food & Drink
    • 6. If you don’t measure it you cannot manage itIf you don’t measure it you cannot manage it Bioscence™Bioscence™ is based onis based on Albrecht ® soilAlbrecht ® soil analysisanalysis The AlbrechtThe Albrecht®® SoilSoil Survey is aSurvey is a powerful diagnosticpowerful diagnostic tool to improvingtool to improving soil’s naturalsoil’s natural productivityproductivity
    • 7. Why variability ?Why variability ?  Example 2010 - Oxfordshire ww:Example 2010 - Oxfordshire ww:  130kgs N same yield as 180kgs N130kgs N same yield as 180kgs N  BioscenceBioscence helps manage/minimise RISKhelps manage/minimise RISK
    • 8. Full Glenside Albrecht® Soil Survey reportsFull Glenside Albrecht® Soil Survey reports on:-on:-  Soil CharacteristicsSoil Characteristics -- Cation Exchange Capacity,Cation Exchange Capacity, Colloidal Organic Matter, SoilColloidal Organic Matter, Soil type.type.  Trace elementsTrace elements - Boron, Iron, Manganese, Copper,- Boron, Iron, Manganese, Copper, ZincZinc Chloride, Molybdenum (Iodine inChloride, Molybdenum (Iodine in grass)grass)  Base saturation %Base saturation % - Calcium, Magnesium,- Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium,Potassium, Sodium, Hydrogen &Sodium, Hydrogen & OthersOthers  Acidity/AlkalinityAcidity/Alkalinity - pH.- pH.  Cation Surpluses/DeficitsCation Surpluses/Deficits - Desired & found values- Desired & found values inin kg/ha for cations, Ca,kg/ha for cations, Ca, Mg, KMg, K  Values for -Values for - Sodium, Sulphate and EstimatedSodium, Sulphate and Estimated
    • 9. Glenside AlbrechtGlenside Albrecht ® Soil Survey® Soil Survey Provides a picture of the soil :-Provides a picture of the soil :-  CECCEC –– Cation Exchange CapacityCation Exchange Capacity  COMCOM –– Colloidal Organic MatterColloidal Organic Matter  BoronBoron –– Starch transfer, Nitrogen useStarch transfer, Nitrogen use  IronIron –– Indicator, Relationship to MnIndicator, Relationship to Mn  MnMn –– Chlorophyll, Photo’is, DiseaseChlorophyll, Photo’is, Disease resistresist  CuCu –– Photo’is, Disease resist, StockPhoto’is, Disease resist, Stock healthhealth  ZnZn –– Starch form Disease resist SkinsStarch form Disease resist Skins
    • 10. Fe +++ K +++ Ca ++ Na + Mg ++ K + Ca ++ --- -- - -- - -- Root exudates with Hydrogen ions Trade for Positively chargedcations --- Negatively charged clay colloids CATION EXCHANGE IN ACTIONCATION EXCHANGE IN ACTION
    • 11. Same pH - Very DifferentSame pH - Very Different ReasonsReasons Ref. Nos.Ref. Nos. 1110711107 62496249 “Ideal”“Ideal” pHpH 6.56.5 6.56.5 6.56.5 Base Saturation %Base Saturation %  CalciumCalcium 79.9379.93 59.0959.09 6868  MagMag 5.755.75 25.4925.49 1212  PotashPotash 0.880.88 2.062.06 44  SodiumSodium 1.041.04 0.960.96 11  OthersOthers 4.94.9 4.94.9 77  Exch HExch H 7.57.5 7.57.5 7.57.5
    • 12. So your soil looks like this ?So your soil looks like this ?
    • 13. Starved by inhospitable root zoneStarved by inhospitable root zone
    • 14. Compensatory “InputsCompensatory “Inputs ”” (More(More NN than not !)than not !) Crop Jumps UpCrop Jumps Up - YES- YES Increased risk of LodgingIncreased risk of Lodging ?? Trace Element deficienciesTrace Element deficiencies ?? Enhanced Disease ResistanceEnhanced Disease Resistance ?? Increased Chemical effectivenessIncreased Chemical effectiveness ?? Static yields – Falling marginsStatic yields – Falling margins YESYES
    • 15.  Disadvantages:Disadvantages: Benefits:Benefits:  Poor use of FertiliserPoor use of Fertiliser Response to LessResponse to Less  Poor Uptake of TEPoor Uptake of TE Balanced CropBalanced Crop  Prone to Saturation/droughtProne to Saturation/drought Stress toleranceStress tolerance  Higher Disease RiskHigher Disease Risk DiseaseDisease ResistanceResistance  Leaching/pollutionLeaching/pollution Efficient uptakeEfficient uptake  Increased CostsIncreased Costs Lower CostsLower Costs
    • 16. Worms –Worms – top of food chain - indicatorstop of food chain - indicators What doWhat do wormsworms do to the soil?do to the soil? Structure Drainage Rooting CyclingStructure Drainage Rooting Cycling What weight of worms, fungi, bacteria in an acre ?What weight of worms, fungi, bacteria in an acre ? 500 kgs ! Can process 39 tonnes soil/year-500 kgs ! Can process 39 tonnes soil/year-  5 times5 times as rich in availableas rich in available nitrate nitrogennitrate nitrogen  7 times7 times as rich in availableas rich in available phosphorusphosphorus  11 times11 times as rich in exchangeableas rich in exchangeable potassiumpotassium  TwiceTwice as rich in exchangeableas rich in exchangeable magnesiummagnesium Can you afford to ignoreCan you afford to ignore Nature’s Workers ?Nature’s Workers ? We need their contribution toWe need their contribution to productionproduction
    • 17. Why microbes at this depth ?Why microbes at this depth ? Correct environment !
    • 18. 45% 25% 5% 25% Mineral Air Humus Water Plants perform in a good Root zone environmentPlants perform in a good Root zone environment Poor environment = Poor contributionPoor environment = Poor contribution
    • 19. Does Soil/fertiliser management have anyDoes Soil/fertiliser management have any Impact on the Food Chain ??Impact on the Food Chain ??
    • 20. % Change in mineral content of UK% Change in mineral content of UK foods between 1940 and 1991foods between 1940 and 1991 MineralMineral VegVeg FruitFruit Meats Milk CheddarMeats Milk Cheddar SodiumSodium - 50- 50 - 30- 30 - 31 + 12 n/c- 31 + 12 n/c Potassium - 18Potassium - 18 - 20- 20 - 18 - 12 - 35- 18 - 12 - 35 Magnesium - 23Magnesium - 23 - 17- 17 - 9- 9 - 22 - 48- 22 - 48 CalciumCalcium - 48- 48 - 18- 18 - 42 - 4 - 9- 42 - 4 - 9 IronIron - 29- 29 - 25- 25 - 55 - 40 - 48- 55 - 40 - 48 Copper - 60Copper - 60 - 24- 24 - 24 n/c n/c- 24 n/c n/c Source:Source: Comparision of data on the mineral composition of foodsComparision of data on the mineral composition of foods published by Medical Research Council and MAFF in the UKpublished by Medical Research Council and MAFF in the UK
    • 21. Not as good as they look ?Not as good as they look ? ((Need more than “5 a day” ?!Need more than “5 a day” ?!))
    • 22. To-days ChallengeTo-days Challenge (& to-morrows!)(& to-morrows!)  1. Improve Yields within current constraints1. Improve Yields within current constraints  Environmental / Production CostsEnvironmental / Production Costs  2. Grow more with increased fertiliser2. Grow more with increased fertiliser efficiency (improved rootzone/plantefficiency (improved rootzone/plant interaction)interaction)  Choice of SolutionChoice of Solution  Do Nothing ! (Do Nothing ! (Ignore/abuse/lose your goldIgnore/abuse/lose your gold ?)?)  Go forGo for GOAL-DGOAL-D & wire into& wire into BioscenceBioscence 
    • 23. BioscenceBioscence makes money for youmakes money for you
    • 24. BioscenceBioscence makes money formakes money for youyou
    • 25. BioscenceBioscence makes money formakes money for youyou One year improvementOne year improvement
    • 26. Poor performing rootzone Permanent pasture Applied Bioscence 3 years on
    • 27. Bioscence @ Loddington has improved Biology (samples from Paradise field) Area Active Bacteria Total Bacteria Active Fungi Total Fungi Glenside 8.57 168 0 16.4 Farm Normal 7.67 114 0 4.12 Difference 0.9 54 0 12.28 Difference + 12% + 46% 0 + 298%
    • 28. At Loddington Albrecht based Bioscence has improved Biology  Fungii activity low because no crop growing  No food = no growth  Used alternative type Potash and no Phosphate encourages biology building  Further testing planned in Spring 2011  Improved root zone environment now suitable for spring applied biological inoculants – (next step to increasing productivity)
    • 29. BioscenceBioscence chemistry Carbon: Nitrogen Mineral Air Water Organic matter physics Effective soil Biology relies on valuing your Soil as an Ecosystem Ignore the OUTER ring at your peril
    • 30. Your steps toYour steps to GOAL-DGOAL-D Don’t do it the Hard WayDon’t do it the Hard Way
    • 31. TargettingTargetting GOAL-DGOAL-D made easymade easy  UseUse BioscenceBioscence to manage valuable resourcesto manage valuable resources  Soil – FYM/OM - Water - SkillsSoil – FYM/OM - Water - Skills  Use Glenside’s Albrecht Soil Survey &Use Glenside’s Albrecht Soil Survey & Advisory Package to harness farm’s naturalAdvisory Package to harness farm’s natural resourcesresources  Seize potential to realise your soils potentialSeize potential to realise your soils potential  Get Romantic - Walk your fields hand in handGet Romantic - Walk your fields hand in hand  - with a- with a spadespade
    • 32. Why Clients are buying intoWhy Clients are buying into Bioscence™Bioscence™  Logical and complementary agronomic approachLogical and complementary agronomic approach  Science based using sophisticated Albrecht SoilScience based using sophisticated Albrecht Soil AnalysisAnalysis  Tailored approach to each field/soil typeTailored approach to each field/soil type  Optimises natural productivity of soilsOptimises natural productivity of soils  More sustainable use of resourcesMore sustainable use of resources  Lower carbon footprint (in self interest !)Lower carbon footprint (in self interest !)  The Glenside Advisory Package improvesThe Glenside Advisory Package improves Resource Management & Farm ProfitabilityResource Management & Farm Profitability
    • 33. You will have Healthier Soils &You will have Healthier Soils & Healthier ProfitsHealthier Profits Thank you for yourThank you for your attentionattention Look after yourLook after your GoldGold

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