Rob has been trialling mixed cropping of companion planting oil seed rape with berseem clover and buckwheat. They’re part of a trial with South Staffs Water, who’s main goals are to reduce pesticides in the water, run-off and soil erosion as well as fix nitrogen and improve soil structure. He has also been grazing his cereals and oilseed rape with sheep to reduce inputs requirements and maximising the use of FYM from the integration of beef cattle and sheep with his arable enterprise.
Come and join Rob and James for a chat about their experience of delivering agroecology at scale. Including grazing cereals with livestock, experimenting with cover crops and maximising the use of organic manures. We’ll share research evidence (from FABulous Farmers) on how these practices stack up both economically and environmentally and discuss ways to increase […]