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Foliar sprays can be more efficient than feeding crops via the soil.  Potentially they can be more targeted, cheaper, and less environmentally damaging than soil-mediated crop nutrition.    But this is not always so.  Can foliar nutrition be made reliable? 

Plants need around 12 essential mineral nutrients to grow: Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Sulphur, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Boron and Molybdenum. Some of these are available in sufficient quantity from the soil, others may need to be supplied from fertilisers or manures.

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The major commodity crops in the UK are wheat, barley, oilseed rape, field beans, sugar beet and potatoes, but around half of agricultural land grows grass.   

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Mercury Environmental Systems Ltd. is a commercial organisation developing value-added applications from space-based data. The company’s core offering is the provision of data to aid farming, ecological and environmental decision-making, which is produced via a crop model that is constrained by satellite data. 

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Are you interested in Crop Monitoring?  Join this club to share ideas and experiences with the tools that are out there, and perhaps develop proposals and projects.

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Light powers photosynthesis in plants, and controlling light therefore has a direct impact on ag

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