Conventional which focusses on maximising the yield of the crop in the current season, uses intensive cultivations to prepare a fine seedbed and doesn’t hold back on CP and nutrient inputs.
IPM+ which employs reduced soil movement while adapting to seasonal needs for intervention, bases input decisions on pest thresholds or prediction services and a cost/benefit analysis. It embraces additional revenue streams from SFIs through the inclusion of cover crops etc.
Regen which focusses on the longer term. This system aims for a zero-till approach to promote soil restructuring to increase soil health and has tested alternative analytics such as Brix scores to advise on reduced CP and nutrient input. Further extending the work to improve soil health this approach sees the integration of a living mulch as part of this area, along with shorter term cover cropping and the potential to incorporate livestock grazing.