Bruce Shepherd© Karen Edwards
The soil that I farm is naturally acidic, which mainly manifests itself in the form of aluminium toxicity to the crop and has to be limed to be productive. As lime is insoluble, it has to be incorporated throughout the soil profile to have the desired ameliorating effect. This is, in theory, a one-off operation and once corrected one should be able to continuously no-till that field for many years. Unfortunately, acidity seems to creep back into the system, largely […]