3 acres per livestock unit and only limited amounts of phosphate and nitrogen artificial fertiliser
These were scientifically modified so that when sown they were naturally stronger, did not require so much artificial fertiliser
and yielded heavier crops.
3% drop in the last decade alone thanks to greater output per ewe and reduced reliance on artificial fertiliser
Nichola added: "Small changes in the way farmers use artificial fertiliser
- based on soil tests - can make a big difference to profits.
Also, in producing a certified liquid bio-fertiliser as an output, we are able to supply local farmers with a costeffective, zero-carbon alternative to energy intensive artificial fertiliser
The forum says the environment and conservation are best served by a thriving livestock sector, with a balanced approach to farming in tune with nature, with livestock fertilising soil for crops to be grown with minimum artificial fertiliser
We came up with an anaerobic digester which would produce green energy, reduce our reliance on artificial fertiliser
, capture the methane and carbon dioxide from the waste we take and also provide our business with a sustainable income.
When one pit is full, the human waste ( mixed with soil and ash ( can be used as compost, a huge benefit in a country where soil quality is poor and artificial fertiliser
That usually comes from holier-than-thou, city-dwelling vegetarians, or even holier vegans, who don't seem to know that you'd be pushed to grow crops year after year without animal manure or artificial fertiliser
from the highly-polluting petrochemical industry.
THE soaring cost of artificial fertiliser
and a shortage of supplies are the latest problems to hit the farming industry.
Fertiliser use is minimal and includes farmyard manure on most cut fields plus a small application of artificial fertiliser
To achieve organic status Malcolm has had to cut the stock of ewes from 1,100 to 800 and has had to stop using artificial fertiliser
, any chemicals and antibiotics, with only homeopathic remedies now being used.
Has Haskins ever tried to spread artificial fertiliser
granules on a 45 degree slope hillside?
The next step will be to have adjacent strips of crops which are not sprayed and are not treated with artificial fertiliser
, which encourages insect life as food for birds.
Seaweed may have continued to be used on a limited scale long after artificial fertilisers