Lizzie is a Principal Soil Scientist at ADAS with specialist knowledge of soil and nutrient management and diffuse pollution of air and water from agricultural systems. Lizzie joined ADAS in 2003 following a PhD at the University of Leeds. Lizzie has worked on a number of applied research projects in the areas of sustainable beef systems, grassland & rotation management, soil & nutrient management, manging manures, reducing diffuse pollution from agriculture and the development of practical farmer decision support tools. She currently leads the AHDB ‘Sustainable beef systems on arable units’ project (2016-2022) and the Defra ‘Understanding Rotational “mob” Grazing: Impacts, Benefits and Trade-offs’ project (2021-2026). In 2018 she led the set-up of the UK Grass and Herbal leys Farm Network. The Network is a partnership between farmers, researchers and industry and provides a platform to investigate the long-term impacts of leys in rotations (>200 members). Lizzie is a member of the EU EIP-AGRI Sustainable beef production systems Focus Group.
As part of their long-term soil improvement, many farmers have successfully integrated winter cover crops into their rotation. Some have the long term aim to minimise or even eliminate exposure of bare soil at any time throughout the year. Others have taken this theme a step further and have introduced longer term use of cover […]