Sep 30, 2021
Tim Parton is a regenerative
agriculture advocate and Farm Manager at Brewood Park Farm in the
United Kingdom. Tim has been implementing regenerative practices on
his 300-hectare estate for over 15 years. He has received several
accolades for his work, such as being named the Arable Innovator of
the Year by British Farming Awards and receiving the Farm Innovator
of the Year award from Farmers Weekly.
Throughout their conversation,
Tim and John discuss:
- Tim’s background and retreat
from intensive pesticide use.
- How balancing plant nutrition helped Tim
cultivate canola seedlings that are resistant to flea
- Tim’s experience with Barley
Yellow Dwarf Virus (or BYDV) and how he manages aphids in an
- Foliar application systems and
their economic impacts.
- Increases in commodity
fertilizer prices and what this means for the financial viability
of regenerative agriculture.
- How Tim has managed to not
apply any NPK fertilizers for more than a decade.
- The cultural management
practices that have replaced fungicide applications on Tim’s
- The importance of carbon
sequestration, educating consumers, and sharing information among