David Blacker

David Blacker

2022

David Blacker farms around 890ha on a mix of family-owned, rented and stubble to stubble contracts just north of York. He is keen to drive down costs, moving to a one pass, strip-till system growing wheat, oilseed rape, and spring beans. David grows feed wheat, chops all his straw and is using cover crops to improve soil structure and add organic matter to fields before spring beans. David is particularly interested in precision farming and improving his soil organic matter, soil structure and is running his own trial to incorporate compost to raise the soil organic matter.

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Making regenerative farming work for your business? Using tissue/sap testing to monitor and reduce inputs, create the optimum regenerative dairy farming system, reducing artificial fertiliser inputs on grassland and using biological products to best effect? These are just a handful of questions that our arable and livestock AHDB Strategic and Monitor Farmers are discussing on-farm […]

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Making regenerative farming work for your business? Using tissue/sap testing to monitor and reduce inputs, create the optimum regenerative dairy farming system, reducing artificial fertiliser inputs on grassland and using biological products to best effect? These are just a handful of questions that our arable and livestock AHDB Strategic and Monitor Farmers are discussing on-farm […]

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