Low till – disturbing the soil less and less
Simon Gardner, Organics Manager at G’s on how he’s addressing soil health in an intensive salad system.
Nurturing soil for intensive cropping
"The way I see it, soil health needs to be our starting point. The ever diminishing spectrum of conventional pesticides has highlighted the need to take a holistic approach to crop health and soil health" - Steve Nickells, Valefresco
Does sowing green manures early improve soil quality?
"The results have been staggering. I was expecting to see an improvement in the soil with the earlier sown green manures, but I didn’t expect such a graphic difference in the texture of the soil" - Iain Tolhurst, Tolhursts Organics
How taking care of my soil bears fruit
"Because of what we’ve learned we are already discussing the planning of new orchards with greater attention to preparing the soil." - Paul Smith, Loddingtons
Amendments For Soil Health – Getting To The Root Of The Problem
November saw the first meeting of a new Innovative Farmers field lab on soil health for top fruit being run as part of the AHDB GREAT soils programme.
How I develop GREATsoils and cut costs
“Anecdotal evidence shows that cultivation costs are lower following cover crops due to more workable soils.” - Phillip Hubbert, JEPCO
Soil Health is behind everything we do
I want to see if this trial can lead to a more sustainable growing system that will put something back into the soil whilst at the same time producing a good quality product. - Joe Rolfe, Taylorgrown
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