Cover Crops

Principles of carbon footprinting 101

Written by Anna Woodley from Trinity AgTech The concept of natural capital may seem distant and complex. However, it is a collective asset that everyone involved in agriculture should acknowledge and actively manage. From understanding the value of natural capital, to taking credible actions to reduce carbon footprints, farmers and land managers play a pivotal …

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Organic and regenerative together at CropTec Show

Written by Jerry Alford from the Soil Association For Soil Association Certification, hosting the Regen Zone at this year’s CropTec Show was an opportunity to meet many of the farming community who are embracing regenerative farming and highlight similarities and the benefits farmers can learn from each other. Regenerative agriculture is an exciting grassroots movement, …

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Understanding carbon emissions and the voluntary carbon market: A farmer’s guide to a sustainable future

Written by Thomas Gent, UK Market Lead, Agreena As farmers, you’re not just growers of the crops that provide food for us all; you’re stewards of the land. In today’s evolving agricultural landscape, it’s crucial that farmers understand how sustainable farming practices help reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and how this understanding can be …

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Putting science behind cover crop varieties

When it comes to growing cash crops, most farmers will spend plenty of time choosing the right varieties with traits that suit a farm’s physical and management characteristics. However, many growers are sold cover crops by species, with little or no additional information to demonstrate their suitability for different enterprises, soils or rotations. As one …

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How understanding more about organic matter and soil carbon can boost productivity and payments

Understanding more about organic matter and soil carbon can help growers improve soil health, get more from crop nutrition inputs and build greater overall resilience into their crop production, believes Agrii agronomist Will Francis. “So many aspects of profitable crop production are affected by the condition of your soil that it’s worth spending a bit …

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An introduction to soil health management

Anglo American exhibited their natural mineral polyhalite fertiliser ‘POLY4’ and Soil Scientist, Kathryn Bartlett gave a talk on how long-term soil management plans can improve soil fertility. You will have heard it many times already how fundamental soils are to the wellbeing of our planet.  Intrinsically knowing the value of good soil-based understanding, is the …

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