How do I wean myself off the comfort blanket of cultivation? When will soil biology step up and help reduce my inputs? What’s the balance between long term husbandry and short-term profitability?
Three farmers with different locations, soils and business sizes share their experiences of transitioning to regenerative agriculture. David White, George Fraser and Peter Cartwright discuss their motivation, challenges, successes and failures. From bi-cropping to biome mapping; growing blends to managing blackgrass, and mob-grazing to encouraging mycorrhization, the panel will share their stories so far as well as their plans for the future. The panel will be chaired by Andrew Richards, an agronomist with a lifetime of experience with soil biology.