Reduced inputs on farms

Across our farms, we are reducing the inputs used, particularly artificial fertilisers which account for a very large proportion of our overall estate emissions.

We’re also trialling strip till sugar beet and maize. This way of planting crops disturbs only the soil in the row where the seeds are planted.

Leaving the soil undisturbed in other areas helps store carbon. It prevents soil erosion and improves the overall health of the soil. We are also tweaking how we cultivate soil ahead of drilling, reducing the drill depth where possible. This helps improve soil structure and keeps more carbon in the soil.

Creating more compost

Stamping out waste

We are considering how we can generate our own compost on a large scale.

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Developing natural capital at Pinewoods

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We’re increasing natural capital and biodiversity at Pinewoods.

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Great Farm

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A trial farm focused on sustainable food production and wildlife conservation working together.

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Lowering our carbon footprint

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We’re always looking out for ways to lower our carbon footprint across our businesses.

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Wild areas

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Wildflower margins and reduced mowing help the wildlife here at Holkham.

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