EUROPE Europe is largely considered a developing continent regarding conservation agriculture, according to Dr Derpsch. “The alleged reliance of conservation agriculture on the use of herbicides and pesticides to control disease is largely what’s holding its acceptance as a sustainable crop production concept,” he says. The irony is that in the 1970s, the UK was leading the way in research into direct drilling and some of the initial development work started on UK farms. However, the ban on cultural practices […]