Mike has been advising farmers for over 30 years. He initially trained as a chemical specialist, however soon realised that the problems with chemical fertilisers and the increasing resistance to herbicides, fungicides and insecticides would not be solved with current methods. 11 years ago he founded the company Edaphos, an agronomy firm dedicated to improving soil and soil biology to harness its full potential and create a well- balanced system. His work has taken him to many countries including the US, China and Italy from which he has taken valuable knowledge of different farming methods.
More people are moving towards a no-till system, and each farm will have its own starting point and its own problems to face. Mike will be discussing the potential limitations and how we can recognise and manage them to make the transition as smooth as possible.