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Expert’s 5 tips for arable farmers converting to organic

Converting arable farms to organic production can be a big step as farmers ditch pesticides and fertilisers to rely on cultural methods of controlling pests, weeds and diseases.

The conversion process can take up to three years, bringing potential increased risks of crop failure. However, with the right approach, farmers can enhance their chances of a successful transition. 

For those farmers about to start their journey, Worcestershire-based grower Adrian Steele, who converted to organic more than 30 years ago, offers his five top tips.

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