David Purdy

David Purdy


David is passionate about agronomy, sustainability and regenerative agriculture. With over 35 years of experience in the agricultural machinery industry, much of which has been spent working for John Deere, he has a particular interest in the machinery and soil health interface.

Trained initially at Cranfield University he is busy finishing off a PhD at Nottingham University researching soil and plant interactions. He is never happier digging holes, setting up machines and sharing the passion for soils and plants with farmers and growers.

For many years his spare time has been spent, when circumstances allow, travelling and working with subsistence farmers in Africa to improve their soil and water conservation and help some poor communities to be more resilient.

Soil structure, the key to soil health

Kellogg's Origins Soil Tent

Soil structure, a biological process, is pivotal to the success of any agricultural production system. Philip and David combine research and experience to look at how structure is developed through roots, the prevention of any damage to it and how to rectify any problems with targeted ultra-low disturbance techniques. The combined benefits bring both environmental […]