Julia Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in Soil Science with over 30 years of experience working on sustainable systems of agricultural soil management. Her focus is on organic and agroecological strategies to optimise carbon and nitrogen cycling; she uses tools in molecular ecology, modelling, soil chemistry and agronomy to better understand how we can design cropping systems that meet multiple societal, environmental and agronomic objectives. She has recently secured funding from AHDB to understand the challenges to implementation of regenerative agriculture in northern England with a view to co-creating future research and knowledge exchange projects with the agricultural industry in the region.
In 2022 both Leeds and Newcastle University launched projects related to regenerative farming in the north of England. We wanted to learn more about how farmers in our region have adopted and adapted regen ag practices to cope with sometimes challenging environmental conditions. As a first phase of the projects, surveys and discussions with farmers […]