Based in the West Midlands, Ed is an Agronomist and Head of Agroecology for Hutchinsons. He has a passion for farming, the environment and the relationship between soil health and human health. Ed helps farmers across the West Midlands and beyond to implement agroecological practices in a risk averse way, maintaining production and increasing profits. Working with a wide range of farm businesses including arable, livestock and mixed farms, he uses diverse grass and forage crops as a critical part of sustainable farming systems.
Whether you’re an old hand at grassland matters, or thinking about introducing it to your rotation, this session promises something for everyone. How do you prepare a field for grass? When should you drill? What’s the best way to manage a new ley? How do you maintain an established pasture? What’s the secret of good […]
More than 9,000ha of the UK’s farmland is used to produce grass seed – which, once sown on British farms, increasingly plays a vital role in delivering sustainable farming, from grazing to crop production to environmental protection. Seed-growing may be a niche practice, but those who do so enjoy a host of benefits: a valuable […]