Whitehall Farm - planting to improve economic returns

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2017 Case study 4
Whitehall Farm case study

Farmers Stephen and Lynn Briggs have integrated trees into their wheat, barley, clover and vegetable-producing business, establishing the largest agroforestry system in the UK.

The system was implemented to reduce wind erosion affecting the fine grade one soils on the farm. It also enhances biodiversity, creates a mix of perennial and annual crops better able to meet the challenges of climate change, and diversifies their cropping.