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Welcome to the Groundswell 2024 Issue

We are thrilled it’s that time of year again, Groundswell 2024 issue. A special event dedicated to the transformative world of regenerativeagriculture. Groundswell, has become known as a beacon of innovation, knowledge sharing, and community building for farmers, the supplychain and practitioners dedicated to sustainable and resilient farming practices. This year’s event promises to be …

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How will AI change farming?

It’s not a matter of if, but more how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the farming sector. But I’m not sure that robots will be the way it manifests itself in our live. For sure, it will introduce innovations that significantly enhance efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. But one of the primary ways AI is transforming agriculture is through better data processing that can be used by our current machinery.

Revolutionise Your Farm: How Trinity AgTech’s Sandy Empowers Farmers to Master Natural Capital

Introduction Last September, near Windsor Castle, where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215 heralding a new ‘Just Era for All’, Trinity and the Trinity Natural Capital Pro Council declared this “the Natural Capital Century.” This declaration recognises the value and the vital role of natural capital – the resources that sustain not only food …

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BASE UK at Cereals 2024

We are the premier organisation, dedicated to promoting independent, farmer led, regenerative agricultural knowledge across the UK.  Our mission is to enhance soil health, increase biodiversity, and support businesses by embracing sustainable farming practices that benefit both farmers and the environment. After many months of preparation, the Direct Driller @Cereals event was a great success …

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Embracing Agroforestry for Climate Resilience and Sustainabity

As reflected upon in my last piece, climate change will inevitably drive adaptation in the farmed landscape. This will range from an appreciation that heavily tilled, late drilled arable crops pose an unacceptable risk of being caught out by a wet autumn/winter season in almost any region and circumstance, to farms in certain catchments taking …

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The good, the bad and the ugly

Farmers should be congratulated for continuing to produce food at low prices by constantly fine-tuning their businesses and keeping updated with the latest machinery, plant breeding developments and precision management techniques, says Jeff Claydon. The inventor of the Opti-Till® direct seeding system contemplates the challenges for UK farming and provides an update on the Claydon family’s arable farm in Suffolk.