June 2008
Farmers Weekly;6/27/2008, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that under-canopy clover, an organic growers' technique to provide crop nitrogen, and strip tillage are among ideas to reduce energy use being explored in TAG's New Farming Systems long-term trials, which is now in its second year. Fertiliser and fuel account for about 75% of the energy needed to grow wheat, noted researcher Ron Stobart. According to Nathan Morris, compared with ploughing, the savings were about 40%.


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