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Soil biology improved with no-till on Essex farm

Features Last edited 28/02/20
Using a soil management system focusing on the health of the soil, its structure and biological activity is both interesting and profitable, writes Richard Shepherd-Barron.

Pressing forward

Features Victoria Rose Last edited 28/02/20
Nestled in the Kentish countryside on the outskirts of Lamberhurst sits Owl House Fruit Farm, home to one of the county’s first juice producers and finalist for the 2020 Taste of Kent Awards’ Farm Diversification of the Year Award, sponsored by South East Farmer.

A long-held dream

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 28/02/20
Nigel Akehurst visits Chartham Vineyard in Kent to learn more about their modern family focused approach to farm diversification and bringing their unique collection of heritage buildings back into use.

Yield linked to soil structure

Features Last edited 27/01/20
“Soil is most important asset,” says Nick August who farms 400 hectares near Burford in Oxfordshire, writes Richard Shepherd-Barron.

Keeping it fraîche

Features Victoria Rose Last edited 27/01/20
The family-run dairy and processing facilities at Hinxden Farm near Benenden, Kent, have come a long way from the early days when John, Winifred and Thomasine Manford first started delivering one-pint glass bottles of untreated milk to friends and neighbours.

Introducing a new fruit into the UK

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 27/01/20
TASTE IN KENT FARM DIVERSIFICATION AWARD NOMINEE: Andrew Tickle has a passion for business and farm diversification.

Open day showcases specialist machinery

Features Victoria Rose Last edited 02/01/20
To thank its customers, old and new, for their continued support over 2019, specialist machinery dealer, Kirkland UK, hosted its annual open day on Tuesday 10 December, at Griffins Farm, Sutton Valance, Kent.

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