BBC News report on benefits of Direct Drilling

The BBC's Science, Environment & Rural Affairs correspondent, David Gregory-Kumar wrote an online article asking 'Does ploughing actually damage soils and crops?'.

The article features information from two farmers who have both made the switch to Direct Drilling on their farms and have both seen multiple benefits. The article briefly notes that in direct drilling situations 'earthworms and other organisms are left alone to improve the soil and that will benefit the crops you grow.' It goes on to state that 'fuel savings are very real,' as well as the fact that 'soil should retain more water, which is good news for the rest of us when it comes to flooding'.

We'd certainly like to see more interest from the national news in direct drilling and the benefits it can bring to the environment and therefore the population as a whole.

The full article can be seen at:

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