Yorkshire farms team up to boost soil and water quality

The five-year Sustainable Landscapes Wolds Programme includes farms covering 10,000 hectares around Kilham, near Driffield, East Yorkshire.

Funded by Yorkshire Water, it involves each farmer growing a minimum of 10 hectares of cover crops – dubbed ‘pop up rain forests’ – each year between food crop rotations.

Doing this, they aim to sequester atmospheric carbon, increase soil organic matter (SOM) and improve the land’s capacity to hold water. 

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