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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The farms which work on high volume mostly use conventional methods with some alternative practices used such as green manure crops, cover crops and composted material... Their conventional production system uses holistic methods to ensure sustainable agriculture, including practices like compost at 4-5 tonnes per hectare per year spread over the fields, and six-year rotations as a minimum for vegetables... Many of the businesses using conventional methods realised the importance of soil health and the need to improve their soils to maintain current production...
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Organic grain products are providing a steadily expanding opportunity for growers able to step up to more direct engagement with end users.. Milling is a dying art, so we put our millers through a world-recognised course and they achieve a trade qualification from the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers," Quentin says... Quentin prides himself on the company's collaborative approach: "We are prepared to pay premiums and we support growers when the price is down or seasonal conditions are tough, such as taking out-of-spec grain...
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Organic grain products are providing a steadily expanding opportunity for growers able to step up to more direct engagement with end users.. Milling is a dying art, so we put our millers through a world-recognised course and they achieve a trade qualification from the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers," Quentin says... Quentin prides himself on the company's collaborative approach: "We are prepared to pay premiums and we support growers when the price is down or seasonal conditions are tough, such as taking out-of-spec grain...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australia's first quinoa crop cuts food miles.. The ancient crop of the Incas, quinoa was cultivated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, for thousands of years before scientists discovered its high nutritional value, spawning interest from western health-food markets... Now prevalent in mainstream supermarkets, consumer demand for the South American seed has soared, trebling crop prices in recent years and increasing revenue for indigenous growers...
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