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.

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.

Conservation Agriculture and cover crops
Soil structure analysis

ALBRECHT MODEL

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

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.

 

Cover crop

LPA-approved suppliers

From fertilisers to fencing, we work with a number of innovative suppliers
that utilise environmentally friendly technologies and deliver economic benefits.

EcoGrid

Permeable paving and ground reinforcement grids – ideal for paddock maintenance.

MaxiCrop

This is a natural fertiliser made from plant extracts and seaweed.

Plantworks

PlantWorks is the UK’s only mass producer of mycorrhizal fungi.

Agricure

Agricure

Agricure is a specialist agricultural buying group for seed and fertiliser.
Demeter Technology

Demeter Technology

Demeter provides a technical approach to the issues of crop and plant nutrition.

Let us help you devise a plan with a significant number of practical strategies
that will increase the profitability of your holding.