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Nutrient Strategy – Compost

For further detail on soil organic matter & composting please visit the Farm Advisory Service’s Kerchesters Farm webpage.

In this episode George Gauley is joined by Jim McFarlane from Edrington Estate & Audrey Litterick from Earth care technical.

Jim runs a non-livestock, arable system and has been using a min till establishment for the last 20 years. His focus is to preserve soil organic matter and improve soil microbial activity.

Audrey has over 25 years’ experience as a crop and environmental scientist. During the past 12 years she has specialised in composting and AD systems, fertilisers, and the use of composts dig estates and other organic materials in agriculture.

This podcast explores the advantages & disadvantages of using on farm produced compost & the merits/practicalities of applying to standing crop in the spring.

a close-up of compost

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