Ley of the Land: Integrating Leys in the Cropping System – Lydia Smith, NIAB
Many progressive farmers and growers are seeing the benefits of integrating leys into cropping systems; particularly in relation to weed management and soil health. This is video footage filmed at the ORFC 2019 of Lydia Smith, Head of NIAB Innovation Farm and the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub who contributed to this session in which the benefits and practical and financial implications from research and farmer experience were explored. She explains what a project funded under the SARIC scheme that is helping to explore soil quality through re-integration of leys and sheep into an arable system is looking at and what it hopes to achieve.
Findings & recommendations
View more video footage recorded at the ORFC here.