Soil and Nutrient Network farms are taking a ‘before and after’ look at how to protect and improve farm soils and make best use of both organic and inorganic fertilisers, saving money, benefitting yields and improving farm efficiency and resilience.
Even technically efficient farms can find small changes to current soil and nutrient management practices that could make a big difference.
Host farms in this round of the Soil and Nutrient Network so far:
- Robbie Brockie, Wormiston Farm, Peeblesshire. An upland beef and sheep farm over 283 ha.
- The Baillie family at Crumhaugh farm, South Lanarkshire. A 101 ha dairy unit.
- Robbie and Andrew Mackintosh at Knockglass Farm near Thurso, Caithness. A new holding for the brothers beef and sheep enterprise.
- The Forster Family, Girrick Farm, Roxburghshire. A 242 ha mixed arable, beef and sheep unit.
- Euan Crichton, Bogindollo Farm, Angus. Bogindollo Farm is a mixed arable and suckler unit
- Maitland Brothers, East Balhalgardy, Aberdeenshire. East Balhalgardy is a predominantly arable farm extending to 216 hectares on the outskirts of Inverurie.
- Montgomery Family, Waternish Farm, Skye. Waternish Farm has a small herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle and takes managing farm wildlife and biodiversity very seriously.
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Improved soil and nutrient use could make your business more profitable, lower the farm carbon footprint and reduce diffuse pollution risks.
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