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Tue, 25 Oct


What 3 words: fluffed.gossiped.curries

Cover Cropping and Controlled Traffic Farming

In Nick's words, Conservation Agriculture has proven potential to improve crop yields, while improving the long-term environmental and financial sustainability of farming. Come and see how he approaches it.

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Cover Cropping and Controlled Traffic Farming
Cover Cropping and Controlled Traffic Farming

Time & Location

25 Oct 2022, 15:00 – 17:30

What 3 words: fluffed.gossiped.curries, August Farms, Burford (come off the A361)

About the Event

Nick runs a farming operation of over 400 hectares near Burford in Oxfordshire. Nick, a

farmer and contractor, sees his soil as the key asset to a sustainable business. His aims are to

protect and enhance soil quality on farm by implementing a variety of techniques. Key soil

management tools are used to reduce compaction, to improve soil quality through increasing the

soil’s biological function and to protect against nutrient and soil loss.

Key techniques for discussion and demonstration:

Improving organic matter:

- Cover crops

- Direct drilling- reducing tillage

- Crop rotations and 

- Grazing of stock

Reducing the risk of soil erosion: 

- Cover crops

- Over winter stubble

Reducing compaction on land:

- Controlled traffic farming

Also leading to discussion on SFI, CS and other schemes (as they appear!)

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