Andrew Barr farms 750 acres in Kent which is predominantly in an arable rotation but with Romney sheep and Sussex cattle mixed in on herbal leys and cover crops. He is passionate about developing regenerative agriculture techniques that are economic and evidence based, giving up ploughing in 2000 and mainly direct drilling for the past 12 years, and continues to experiment with different techniques. It is extremely rare that he uses and insecticide and environmental features are a major part of his system, including infield flower strips.
The five year results of our long-term Conservation Agriculture trial, developing a scientific understanding of a combinable cropping system based on conservation ag principles to move toward a more sustainable rotation, primarily based on a comparison between conventional inversion tillage, minimum tillage and direct drilling systems. We have collected a huge amount of data to […]