Farm tackles world food problems

A research farm in Dumfries is attempting to solve some of the world's food problems.

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Experiments aimed at improving land usage

On a neighbouring sister farm, experiments are being conducted to alleviate the problems of soil that has become compacted by agricultural use.

Such compressed soil is prone to flooding and is less productive for growing grass and silage.

The experiments involve various ways of lifting or prodding the soil to aerate it.

The hope is that by using such radical approaches to improve land usage, they may be adopted by farmers world-wide.

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