The NFU’s vision for soils policy – from a farmers perspective
Phil Jarvis is currently Chair of Albanwise Farming and Environment. Albanwise Farming, manage a total of 10,600 hectares split evenly between Norfolk and Yorkshire. Sugar beet, oil seed rape, maize and potatoes form a major part of the arable rotation.
The aim is to farm commercial but sustainable way, pushing crop yields to the economic optimum but having the greatest respect for the environment in which we work. Soil health and fertility and the protection of environmental features are at the heart of our management philosophy, making sure our major asset, our soils, are in the best possible condition for successful crop production and environmental sustainability.
Phil also Chairs the Voluntary Initiative championing best plant protection product use delivered through Integrated Pest Management. Phil is member National Farmers Union, Environmental Forum. Phil is part of the industry working group on Farming Rules for Water.
Phil completed a MSc in Sustainable Agricultural Management at Harper Adams University and between 2016 -2019 was a member of the BBSRC Agriculture and Food Security, Strategy Advisory Panel.
Phil was former Head of Farming, Training and Partnerships at the GWCT Allerton Project.
fertility and the protection of environmental features are at the heart of our management philosophy, making