No-till Field Management Benefits

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Jake Freestone, a member of the Global Farmer Network from the UK shares a look at his no-till farming system and its benefits to the wider environment and how no-till protects the soil. Watch as he demonstrates how a liter of water is absorbed in the no-till soil like a sponge full of organic matter to store water for dry periods. Prior to planting with a food crop, the cover crop is removed.

Jake Freestone
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Jake Freestone

Jake Freestone is the farm manager at Overbury Farms, located in the West Midlands, United Kingdom, where they grow bread-making wheat, rapeseed oil, malting barley, peas, linseed and soya along with 1,200 ewes.

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