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Considering no-till? Plater Bio is a natural choice
Concerns over soil degradation have increased interest in no-till cultivation, which, by eliminating ploughing, minimises soil disturbance. Although widely used in the US, concerns over black grass management have restricted its adoption in the UK.
To overcome the challenges Plater Bio provides a number of natural products to support no-till and is conducting a trial to see if liquid gypsum could be used as part of an IPM programme to overcome the problem of pernicious weeds. Plater Bio’s founder and Technical Director Russell Sharp will be at REAP to discuss this with farmers.
With the wealth of emerging new agricultural technologies, products and services, it is difficult for regulation and standards to keep pace with developments. Rethinking the relationship could mean these elements become enablers rather than barriers. (more…)