New HGCA Information Sheet on no-till
HGCA has issued new information to aid decision making on the adoption of no-till cultivation.
The publication provides information on the potential positive and negative effects of adopting no-till practices, including how such practices may influence diffuse pollution.
Based on a recent research review, the publication was commissioned by HGCA as part of the AHDB-Catchment Sensitive Farming partnership project.
The Information Sheet indicates that drier and more stable soils are most suitable for no-till cultivation. It also explains how changing cultivation method affects weed control, compaction and crop establishment.
HGCA Research and Knowledge Transfer manager Shamal Mohammed said: “Soils are notoriously complex and variable and predicting what might happen following the adoption of no-till cultivations has always been a challenge.
“The new publication is based on the latest scientific research and represents one of the most reliable sources of no-till information to date."
To view the information sheet please click here