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Graham Harvey

Archers agricultural adviser

Blog posts in total 11

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  1. The big pig plans for Berrow Farm

    The big pig plans for Berrow Farm

    How the Berrow Farm pig unit fits into the UK pig farming picture.

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  2. IBR: What is it and how is it fought?

    IBR: What is it and how is it fought?

    The Archers Agricultural Adviser Graham Harvey explains the IBR disease.

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  3. Rural Poachers: Heroes or Villians?

    Rural Poachers: Heroes or Villians?

    The Archers agricultural advisor weighs up Eddie and Joe's view of poaching against the modern day picture.

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  4. Mob Grazing at Home Farm

    Mob Grazing at Home Farm

    The landscape around Home Farm is changing dramatically. Along with the wide arable fields, there’s a newish block of tall grassland splashed with the blues and reds of flowering herbs and trampling through it is a big herd of cattle.

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  5. The Brave New World of Adam Macy

    The Brave New World of Adam Macy

    First it was herbal leys and “mob grazing” with cattle, both designed to raise the long-term fertility of the soil. Now Adam’s getting very interested in a technique called “no-till” cereal growing.

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  6. Britain's Dairy Industry In Crisis.

    Britain's Dairy Industry In Crisis.

    Archers Agricultural Story Advisor Graham Harvey explains some of the key issues for Dairy farmers.

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  7. Herbal Leys and the soil

    Herbal Leys and the soil

    The Archers agricultural advisor shares his thoughts on herbal leys and improvements to soil.

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  8. Brookfield’s ‘open-air dairy’

    Brookfield’s ‘open-air dairy’

    The real-life basis for Dan's 1930s milk round.

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  9. Robotic milkers

    Robotic milkers

    The hows and whys of the system that Pip is so keen on.

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  10. Brown Rivers – Silt run-off

    Brown rivers - silt run off

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  11. BL’s solar farm

    The latest radical proposals for the Berrow Estate in Ambridge

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