Calling arable farmers!

A joint industry and Research Council funded project looking at how to reintegrate sheep into arable systems for the improvement of soil quality is seeking help from arable farmers. The reward is entry into a draw for a £30 voucher towards soil testing on your farm. We want to hear from any arable farmers, even those who think having sheep on their farms is the last thing they would ever consider.

All you have to do is fill in this really short questionnaire online (it takes longer to read the ethics statement than to answer the questions!) and provide us with your email to be added to the draw, it will take you less than 5 minutes.

Please forward to any arable farmer networks you can think of. If we get lots of entries we’ll give out more prizes.

If you want to know more about the project please contact Lisa Norton ( or visit our project website.

*Deadline is end of August

Lisa Norton writes of herself “I have been working as part of the Land Use Group at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) in Lancaster for 20 years. As a plant/landscape ecologist, I have led and been involved with CEH’s national survey of the UK (Countryside Survey) which records the state and change in UK habitats, landscape features, vegetation, soils and water over time. I have a particular interest in the relationship between agriculture and ecology and between farmers and the land that they manage and I work closely with social and economic scientists and with farmers and policy makers towards identifying approaches for sustainable environmental management.”

Lisa also works with the Pasture Fed Livestock Association on the SEEGSLIP project.

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