"As the agricultural industry changes, we want to support our growers with advice on how to manage farms in a sustainable way. Conservation Agriculture may provide us with a chance to reduce costs, improve soil health and develop a sustainable farming system to maintain or possibly improve farm profitability and food security whilst supporting wider biodiversity and protecting natural resources.”
- Belinda Bailey, Syngenta Sustainable Farming Manager
Find out how the Syngenta Conservation Agriculture initiative is seeking to understand, identify and assess the economic and environmental benefits of conservation agriculture establishment techniques, on a field and whole farm scale
Performance results from the trials' third year show the potential for environmental and economic gains from direct drill-based establishment systems. Whilst yields may be slightly down, the cost savings add up to increased overall net profit, for a more sustainable option
The Conservation Agriculture initiative has clearly shown enhancement in key measures for soil health, carbon reduction and wider farm biodiversity - opening opportunities in tune with UK farm policy reform and developing sustainable systems.