Wheat being established with a direct drill in autumn© Tim Scrivener
All cultivations, regardless of their depth, damage the soil and can have a detrimental effect on its structure, which is why minimising soil movement is the key to good soil health. “You can’t improve soil structure and health without moving to a no-till approach,” stresses independent tillage consultant Steve Townsend. “And to do that you have to follow the principles of conservation agriculture.” Those all-important principles are minimal soil disturbance, residue cover and crop rotation, he explains. “Used together, with […]