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We at King Agricultural Contractors are passionate about regenerative agriculture and the need to pursue a sustainable future through innovation. There are three basic principles to regenerative and conservation agriculture:

  • Minimise soil disturbance
  • Keep the soil covered year round
  • Have a diverse rotation

The aim is to build soil carbon, improve soil structure and enhance soil life. At King Agriculture we have adopted methods of farming that will help protect our environment for years to come. One example of how we are achieving this on our own farms is direct drilling, in conjunction with cover cropping and application of organic manures. Over time we are building soil structure, increasing our soils fertility. Eventually reducing our weed burden and dependence on artificial fertilisers.

Our main objective is to improve the resources we use and ensure that farming remains sustainable. Adopting these innovative practices enable us to drastically improve soil health.

The top 5 most important principles of regenerative agriculture:

  1. Minimise the biological, chemical, and physical disturbance of the soil.
  2. Keep the soil covered with natural material or vegetation.
  3. Increasing plant diversity.
  4. Keeping living roots in the soil as much as is possible.
  5. Integrating animals into the farm as much as is possible.

Some of societal and ecological benefits of regenerative agriculture:

  • Improves soil fertility and health, leading to an increase in farm productivity
  • Produces nutrient-dense food that is free from chemical contaminants
  • Increases the land’s ability to retain and filter water, making communities and farms more resilient to floods and drought, while additionally reducing pollution runoff and erosion
  • Improves ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, as well as wildlife habitat
  • Increasing nutrients that are available to certain plants and naturally protecting against pests, causing a reduction in the need for pesticides and costly fertilisers
  • Capturing significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil, thereby helping to mitigate the impact of climate change

Soil health is incredibly important for producing healthy crops that nourish people and animals. This is crucial for the agricultural industry. There are also huge benefits to the environment. Regenerative agricultural methods for grazing for example, can vastly reduce CO2 emissions and even reverse desertification. If we can help you learn more about regenerative agriculture, in particular our direct drilling service and how it could benefit your farm, then we would love to hear from you.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced establishment costs
  • Reduced inputs over time
  • Increased soil health
  • Better carbon sequestration
  • Better water management
  • Better for the environment

Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our website has a host of information on this subject that you might find interesting, and offers other information on our agricultural process that is fascinating! King Agriculture use regenerative agriculture as part of a long-term cultivation of successful farming methods that have sustained the way in which we farm for many years, and many wonder why. But of course, it’s always good to know a bit more!

If you're thinking about how to maximise your yields and profits from your land or farm, then speak to us at King Agriculture about our Farm Agreements. Our aim is to be an innovative and progressive agricultural business helping people achieve a more sustainable farming future. Today King Agriculture are responsible for 1,400 acres of combinable crops, produce up to 30,000 bales and process around 10,000 tonnes of biomass wood chip per year. Please don't hesitate to call us on 07860 302841 or take a look at our website