Fertilise Land


#1

Just wondering, those that are in organics how are you fertilising and maintaining soil health in fields that don’t get slurry/fym?


#2

It took a few years - I would say 3-4 but when we stopped using artificial N, we managed our fields to encourage clovers, vetches, trefoils and a range of native grasses started to appear so that now we have as good a hay crop as we would have done using nitrogen. It takes a bit longer to get there. We have a small amount of our own FYM that we can put on some of the fields which possibly helps over time.