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By using integrated farming systems, such as recycling manure into organic fertilisers to replenish soils, means more than 80% of our animal feed is grown without the use of artificial fertilisers.
We use conservation tillage to grow crops more sustainably and stop soil carbon escaping into the atmosphere. Our fields are planted year-round to help protect soils from erosion and recover nitrogen, an essential nutrient for growing, from the atmosphere.
These initiatives have resulted in an increase of soil carbon – an indicator of its health and quality – averaging 3%, almost double the UK average for cultivated soils.