Mike has been advising farmers for over 30 years. He initially trained as a chemical specialist, however soon realised that the problems with chemical fertilisers and the increasing resistance to herbicides, fungicides and insecticides would not be solved with current methods. In 2005 he founded Edaphos Ltd, an agronomy firm specialising in managing soil and soil biology. Working in partnership with farmers the company looks to develop processes and systems more in tune with the environment and nature, making the soil and life within the soil the natural driver rather than products as a short-term solution.
Changing your model of agriculture requires a substantial change in mindset and to reduce inputs the farm must develop an integrated system that requires a very different approach to farming.