Switching to a strip tillage approach has substantially increased soil organic matter and improved heavy clay soils on the Worcestershire farm owned by machinery innovator Martin Lole. Strip drilling direct into stubbles has overcome poor soil structure caused by ploughing and excessive cultivation, reduced capital investment in machinery and cut labour costs. It has also increased yields, adding to gains in profit margin, says Mr Lole.  See also: 12 no-till drills on show at farmer-organised demo day “Over the six years […]