A ewe and lamb in a field© Hugh Nutt
Returning to farming practices common 70 years ago is the radical plan for one Hampshire farmer looking to cut his agrochemical spend by putting half of his 1,000ha arable estate back to grass. Tim May is switching to three-year grass leys before his cereal crops on his downland farm to build soil fertility and counter rising costs and static yields. Sheep are grazing his grassland and cattle are planned for next year to cut costly inputs and make the farm […]