Tag: Soil Health

New government focus on soil health

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has highlighted the current threat to UK agricultural productivity of depleted soils. He said "We have encouraged a type of farming which has damaged the earth”. According to a Guardian article, Michael Gove said "the UK is 30-40…

Posted in: Policy updates

Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, soil health, organic matter, michael gove

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Knottingley-based 4R Group celebrates 10 years of trading and 810,000 tonnes

A decade of recycling ‘wastes’ to land and saving carbon has been celebrated by Knottingley-based 4R Group. The company, founded in 2006, recycles ‘wastes’ to agricultural land and has also worked on major land restoration schemes all over the country, including Langton in Derbyshire and Imerys, Dubbers…

Posted in: Industry News, Members' press release, News for Members

Tags: member's press release, 4r group, carbon abatement, soil health, climate change, nutrient recycling

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Telegraph reports on hidden cost of soil degradation to the UK

The Daily Telegraph’s Contributing Editor, Geoffrey Lean, has today unveiled a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology report that outlines how soil degradation is costing the UK £1.4 billion each year. The report notes that there is no UK wide monitoring of changes in soil health, highlighting how…

Posted in: ADBA News, Policy updates

Tags: daily telegraph, geoffrey lean, parliamentary office of science and technology, soil degradation, Parliament, government, soils, soil structure, soil quality, soil fertility, nutrients, biofertiliser, crop rotation, crop best practice, organic material, maize, digestate, roi, soil health, farming, blackgrass, nematodes, Derek Sivyer

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