A four-year plan is under way to improve the fertility of light blow-away soils on a Northumberland farm by successive cycles of cover crops, grazing sheep and spring barley. The early signs are encouraging with soil health starting to look better, which will hopefully feed through to higher barley yields, while more fat lambs are being finished on the farm. The spring barley crop was looking good in early May and coping better than expected with a dry spring spell […]