Managing cover crops

Cover groups can help protect soil, build organic matter, reduce leaching, control weeds and have countless other advantages. But they can be tricky to manage, and the costs are often easier to count than the benefits. What are the secrets to making the best of them?

Jake Freestone (Overbury Farms) will share his experiences of using a range of cover crops. John Newman (Abbey Home Farm) will talk about the practicalities of managing cover crops without herbicides. Steve Townsend (Soil First Farming) will guide through how to choose the right drills and other equipment for the job.

Chair: Caroline Drummond (LEAF)
Jake Freestone (Overbury Farms)
John Newman (Abbey Home Farm)
Steve Townsend (Soil First Farming)

Audio recording:

Speaker presentations:

Jake Freestone – Cover Crops slides

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