The Large-Scale Rotation Experiment (LSRE) was established at two sites in 2017 (at Brooms Barn , Suffolk) and 2018 (at Harpenden, Hertfordshire). It tests the ingredients of ‘regenerative agriculture’ in different combinations: crop diversification, reduced tillage, cover crops, integrated pest management and organic amendments in large, replicated plots. Initial results suggest there may be a yield penalty associated with a transition to more environmentally sustainable systems but that ecological function should increase with time, affording the opportunity to reduce mineral fertiliser inputs.


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