Agrovista, an agricultural service provider that delivers agronomy advice, seed, crop protection, and precision farming services, has published their latest review summarising the process and results of Project Lamport 2020. This includes looking at soil health benefits following implementing a rotation of cover crops and spring cropping, at the site in Northamptonshire. —
Project Lamport is Agrovista’s leading trial site, first established in 2013 with the intent of researching the effectiveness of a range of solutions to combat severe blackgrass infestations. The latest trials include introducing a broader range of cropping and cultivation techniques to improve the success of growing spring cereals. As a result, the team behind Project Lamport discovered depletions of blackgrass populations, as well as improvements to soil health, structure and biology.
“Project Lamport has been really successful in controlling blackgrass,” said Chris Martin, Agrovista’s head of soil health. “Now, from a soil health point of view, it is proving to be a really useful bridge between the science and theory and what is practically achievable on farm.”
The review goes in depth, looking at the differences in factors such as topsoil structure, soil biology, crop yields, worm numbers, and more. The results, including data, can be found on Agrovista’s website.
Other topics covered in the Project Lamport Review 2020 include investigating how much metal is needed to optimise soil restructuring in silty clays, timing of cover crop planting, and the impact of seasonal changes on cover crop benefits.
Results of the project, available from 2014 to 2020, make it one of the most comprehensive studies into the impact of cover crops on soil structure and health. You can learn more about Agrovista, the Project Lamport Review 2020, and the services they offer by visiting their website at https://www.agrovista.co.uk.
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