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Managing soil biota to deliver ecosystem services Annex A – Case study one: Mixed farm range of livestock enterprises and arable cropping

Case study accompanying Natural England Commissioned Report NECR100 (edition1)

Year of Publication2012

Case 1 Mixed farm range of livestock enterprises and arable cropping: Medium loamy soils with flints over chalk - Use of green waste compost, mushroom compost, paper waste, coffee grounds ie application of (local) waste organic matter. - On farm composting using a range of advanced techniques to develop site specific composts. - Use of compost teas as soil treatments. - Integration of green manures into crop rotations. - Introduction of diverse seed mixes, for example, deep rooting species and herbs. See Natural England Commissioned Report NECR100 (edition1) at http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12100816

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