Maize being grown under plastic© Tim Scrivener
Maize growers are countering controversial claims that the crop is damaging to the environment by promoting good agricultural practice. A “maize charter” that is being trialled in southern England aims to encourage farmers to ensure they adopt good husbandry techniques when growing the crop. The aim is to respond to concerns that maize can exacerbate nutrient run-off, causes soil erosion and is bad for wildlife. With maize drilling just around the corner, a pilot version of the charter is being tested by […]