Nathan Morris graduated in 2008 with a PhD in Plant Sciences from the University of Reading looking at establishing arable crops in UK cereal stubbles using strip tillage. Nathan now works at NIAB TAG as the Farming Systems and Soils Specialist. He is actively involved in their knowledge exchange and farmer training activities. Nathan’s particular interests and expertise include farming systems and impacts on soil structure and fertility whilst maintaining crop productivity. Nathan is a full member of the British Soil Science Society, International Soil Tillage Research Organisation and International Fertiliser Society and is a fully FACTS trained advisor.
As the UK population increases and the area of land available to produce good quality food is in decline, there continues to be a demand to produce more from less. The use of new approaches will support growers to become more resilient and sustainable, but we also need to look after and improve the wider […]
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 […]