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  1. Drill to the Soil - Tillage Magazine - Dick Neale

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    Dick-Neale“It's worth remembering that all drills come factory set” Dick Neale, Hutchinsons.

    At a recent Farmacy open day at Redhouse Farm, Waddingworth, Lincolnshire, Dick Neale spent some time explaining the subtleties of direct drilling. Andy Newbold went along to find out more.

    Dick explained how the topsoil changes from the first year of direct drilling through subsequent seasons and how the grower's approach should reflect these changes.

  2. Building Healthier Soils Within an Intensive Rotation

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    A Shropshire estate is determined to show soil health can be improved within an intensive root-cropping rotation as it strives to bolster its environmental and financial sustainability.

    The 350ha Isle Estate on the banks of the River Severn northwest of Shrewsbury has been owned by the same family since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and its current lifetime tenant and trustee Edward Tate is eager to secure a sustainable future for the farm.