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Greg Judy details simple steps for healing an overgrazed farm

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Animal impact + carbon source followed by full recovery period. Feeding soil biology with a carbon source stirred and trampled by a group of ruminant animals is the gold standard for building healthy soil.

Regenerative Farming in Australia with Charles Massy

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Sustainable Food Trust

At our recent conference, 'Farming and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions', regenerative farmer and author of the book 'Call of the Reed Warbler' (2017), Charles Massy provided an eve of conference address, looking at, amongst other things, the critical role that ruminants play in landscape preservation and restoration. Charles Massy is a...

AHDB: Why Integrated Pest Management is Closer than we think

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Dr Jon Knight, AHDB Head of Crop Protection assesses the shifting political emphasis on environmental protection and the future for Integrated Pest Management

What is Integrated Pest management (IPM)?

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations definition is as follows: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) means the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate...

Tips for Managing Cover Crop Mixes

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Written by Angela Lovell, originally published in No-Till Farmer USA in November 2018

Choosing a cover crop cocktail is only a start, says Adam Daugherty, as managing carbon-to-nitrogen ratios and adapting planting strategies play a big role in success. There are many variables for growers to consider when they’re implementing cover-crop mixes into their no-till rotation — including mix design, carbonto-nitrogen (C:N) ratios, cash crop...

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