Fencing with sheep on crop
Adding livestock to a large-scale vegetable-producing farm in East Anglia has increased soil fertility, reduced potato cyst nematodes and unlocked stewardship payments. Many arable growers would think twice before welcoming anything with four legs on to their land beyond a subsoiler and a labrador, but farm manager Tim Pratt is reaping the benefits on his sandy Suffolk land. He says livestock is helping maintain soil structure to prevent wind blowing the extremely fine soil particles away, along with providing benefits […]