Blake, Andrew
October 2008
Farmers Weekly;10/24/2008, p8
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the problem encountered by Tony Reynolds and his son-in-law Clive Patrick on the mixed soils they farm in England. Reynolds says they consider that the yields they achieved are sufficiently encouraging to continue full-blooded with their no-till system. The main spur for their move from more conventional establishment methods was not so much to reduce costs as to revive their soils.


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