Uncropped headlands create green opportunity
Farming Monthly National|February 2020
Sowing green manure seed mix on uncropped arable headlands, left where growers just managed to muddle in landwork in the autumn, could help to restore soil structure and build fertility, and play an important role as an ecological asset.

Research and growers’ experience with the Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator Green Headland Mix, grown alongside potato and vegetable fields, has highlighted the opportunity for soil improvement and to capture nutrients for following crops, reported Syngenta Sustainable Farming Manager, Belinda Bailey.

“The techniques involved could now prove equally applicable for arable fields where headlands have been left, or are unviable after the wet winter,” she advocated.

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