Churchill Fellowship

In 2017, I was fortunate to be awarded a Travel Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (

January 2019 update:

My final report: "Soil Management for Sustainable Food Production and Environmental Protection" can be downloaded here (pdf)

Autumn 2017 update:

For many years I have felt that we should get a much understanding of soil biology and management, this will be an opportunity to visit advisers, farmers and researchers in the USA, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark to discuss some of their experiences and ideas on improving productivity and enhancing the environment. I will be looking at long term rotation trials, the role of organic farming in water catchment management, nitrogen management in arable cropping and soil analysis techniques. I will be travelling to the US in November/December 2017 - and will be trying my hand at a Blog.