Paul and John CherryPaul and John Cherry © Tim Scrivener
John Cherry has not used insecticides on his Hertfordshire farm for three years with no drop in yields as he has encouraged a host of natural predators to feed on any troublesome pests. The use of cereal seed dressings and foliar insecticides ceased in 2015, and he believes the resulting increase in spiders and ground beetles have kept insect pests under control. Top winter wheat yields have edged towards 12t/ha on his no-tillage, low-input, growing system with little sign of […]