CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE & COVER CROPS
Conservation Agriculture means minimal cultivation to preserve soil carbon, keeping the ground covered with crops all year round and growing a wide variety of plant species.
The major advantage of Conservation Agriculture is that a healthy, dynamic environment is created for the food production for future generations.
We offer practical and technical advice to farmers and growers – from arable farmers to sheep farmers, deer farmers to smallholders.
We adopt an integrated approach to Conservation Agriculture by using Albrecht (Kinsey) soil science to confirm the parameters to utilise, and then we develop a practical strategy to implement profitable crop / stock productivity.
Albrecht (Kinsey) soil science is exploited to explain the interactions between the soil mineral particles (sand/ silt/ clay) and the nutrition to assess what is achievable within those confines for profitable crop / stock production.
Utilising the analysed soil parameters and considering the prevailing topography and weather patterns can predict the likely impact on crops/ stock grazed there.
From initial feasibility studies to lifetime management and support, Lordington Park Agronomy can help you create a self-sustaining environment with a management plan that can adapt to weather or lifestyle changes.
We will help you generate a profitable carbon-centric, whole-farm management plan that is straightforward to implement.
Lordington Park Agronomy is a member of the Soil Association – the UK’s leading food and farming charity and organic certification body.
Lordington Park Agronomy specialises in utilising the Albrecht system of soil investigation to find out what is happening in your soil so that we can increase fertility in a way that is evolutionary and sustainable for the future.
Standard soil sampling doesn’t provide information on the total Cation Exchange Capacity of the soil or the ratio of Cations in the soil – the building blocks of a sustainable farming future.
The Albrecht principle is to measure and then correct any imbalance in the soil to allow the soil to provide the essential nutrition for the crop.
Cover crops can build soil health by conserving nutrients and improving soil structure as well as enhancing local habitats.
At Lordington Park Agronomy, we assess current crops and their suitability for the soil types, and make suggestions on where to incorporate cover crops in the rotation for maximum environmental benefit and to sustain a gross margin.
Suitable cover crops can include vetch, rye, buckwheat, fodder radish, mustard and berseem clover.
From fertilisers to fencing, we work with a number of innovative suppliers
that utilise environmentally friendly technologies and deliver economic benefits.