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Exploring how cover crops can be incorporated into rotations 

Online workshop
22 November 2023
16:00 – 17:00




Engage with industry and farmers to see how cover crops can be incorporated into rotations by understanding...

  • How cover crops contribute to a resilient farming system
  • The role of cover crops in raising soil organic matter/carbon
  • How cover crop type/species/mix and management might impact on carbon capture

Desired outputs

  • Better understanding of which species to choose and mix.
  • Understand the agronomy requirements for novel cover crops.
  • Improved knowledge of how to use cover crops to improve soil organic matter and carbon capture.

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Regenerative farming looks to optimise the use of the ecological system and environment, in order to benefit from the natural ecosystem services that they provide.

The challenges of food security, climate change and sustainable development present exciting opportunities for agricultural research and innovation. The NIAB Group is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation, having trebled in size over the past decade through a strategic programme of investment, merger and acquisition.

Cover crops are grown primarily to ‘protect or improve’ soils between periods of regular crop production. They can be effective at improving soil functions by increasing soil nutrient and water retention, improving soil structure/quality, reducing the risk of soil erosion, surface run-off and diffuse pollution by providing soil cover and by managing weeds or soil-borne pests.  

Help us collate the knowledge sources, organisations and initiatives out there that are seeking to improve the farmed environment