Whitehall Farm

Lighthouse & Soil Assessment Network

Land use(s)

  • Lowland
  • Organic arable cropping
  • Agroforestry
  • Vegetables
  • Conservation
  • Public access and retail

Successes / outcomes

  • Improved soil health
  • Reduced soil wind erosion
  • Increased soil fungal associations
  • Enhanced biodiversity

Methods / issues being explored

  • Crop rotation
  • Solutions to reduce erosion and land degradation
  • Soil tillage and management
  • Precision farming
  • Whole system approach

Data being collected on

  • Soil health
  • Yield
  • Costs
  • Biodiversity

Methods of data collection

  • Visual assessments
  • Field surveys
  • Commercial laboratories

Types of organisation involved

  • Farmers
  • Agri- or forestry industries
  • Advisory services
  • Consultants


  • Open days
  • Events/festivals
  • Social media
  • One-to-one contact

Networks this organisation / initiative is involved in

  • Agricology
  • Groundswell
  • Nature Friendly Farming Network
  • Innovation for Agriculture
  • Innovative Farmers


Stephen Briggs

Other organisations involved:

Land use type:

  • Lowland
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