Italy

Real Life Case, Andrea and Nunzio De Angeli, Tuscany, Italy

Focus on cover crops and no-till seeding

     
Tuscany, Italy Andrea and Nunzio De Angeli

In Italy SmartSOIL partner Camilla Dibari spoke to Andrea and Nunzio De Angeli who run a 300ha mixed farm producing apples, peaches, potatoes and maize in Tuscany. The farm has both sandy and heavier clay soils which are managed differently. As Andrea and Nunzio do not have any livestock on the farm, they spend a lot of time improving soil organic matter. Using cover crops and no-till seeding within their rotations has helped with this.

Video - Demonstrating on-farm SmartSOIL practices in Italy

This video explores the farming practices of Andrea and Nunzio De Angeli. They run a 300ha mixed farm producing apples, peaches, potatoes and maize in Tuscany with both sandy and heavier clay soils, which are managed differently. Using the SmartSOIL practices of cover crops and no-till seeding within their rotations, Andrea and Nunzio aim to improve their soil organic matter. Check out the video for more details.

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