21 May 2021
Living mulch field lab walk
THE adverse effects of long term soil erosion on potato production are well established and living mulches are considered as one means of helping to reduce erosion rates while improving soil structure.
Innovative Farmers are offering the opportunity to join farmers and researchers from the living mulches field lab on James Alexander’s farm in Oxfordshire to hear first-hand the experiences from a year trialling what’s known as the holy grail of no-till arable farming. The living mulch field lab farm walk takes place on Wednesday, June 2nd from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
It’s been an interesting year, with some successes on the field and others struggling to establish clover during the dry spring. This will be an opportunity to explore the benefits and challenges of living mulches in conventional, organic, or regenerative agriculture systems.
Places are limited on this farm walk owing to covid-19 so early booking is advised. For details visit our events page here.