James Barbour: Focus on soil management

Following the ban on straw burning in the early 1990s, Norfolk-based James Barbour was forced to transform the way he farms his soil. Using a unique wide-span system combined with controlled traffic farming technology, James is able to reduce the levels of compaction of his heavy clay soils but also save fuel and labour costs – just 1.2 hours of labour input is required per hectare of crop over a growing season. In this case study, James talks of the benefits achieved by his distinctive self-engineered farming solutions...

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