Soils: the heart of a Sustainable System
Chaired by Caroline Drummond, LEAF CEO
This session explores ways to improve soil health – key to creating a resilient economically and environmentally sustainable farming system
- Clive Bailey, TWB Farms, Staffordshire, was the inaugural Soil Farmer of the Year in 2016, and discusses how he is using cover cropping, zero tillage and rotational diversity to improve soil fertility
• Tom Chapman, Innovation4Agriculture, reviews the soil health benefits and practicalties of introducing animals into an arable system
• Julian Gold is putting controlled traffic farming and minimal tillage at the heart of his strategy to prioritise soil health on his 750ha arable business.
• Sam Walker shares his organic farming best practice to improve soil health on his organic beef and arable farmer at Stantyway Farm, Offerton.