Getting soils into good shape as well as ensuring there is good drainage is crucial for direct-drilling a rapidly expanding spring cropping area on heavy clay soils. Having taken up the reins at Farmcare’s Stoughton Estate just 18 months ago, manager Jack Smith is aware that compaction and soil organic matter levels need addressing, especially as the silty clay loam soils are heavy and tend to be very wet. See also: Strip-till innovation doubles soil organic matter “The estate’s drainage system, which […]