Compost and cattle have revived the soils on Dan Willis’s Berkshire light land farm to send milling wheat yields climbing and cultivation costs falling. Better soil structure and moisture retention have seen wheat yields rise by 30% over the past two decades and the plough virtually retired on land that he describes in places as “blow-away” sand. Fertiliser use has been slashed by spreading green garden compost, while milling wheat yields have edged towards 14t/ha on some of the very […]