The 3 Step Soil Improvement Programme is an initiative led by Devenish and Thomson & Joseph. Together, both companies have developed the programme and validated it at the Lands at Dowth, a research facility owned by Devenish, and on three monitor farms across Ireland.
Devenish developed a greater interest in soil, after encountering various ruminant nutritional diseases on-farm, which were directly attributed to poor quality forage. Rather than simply relying on treating the symptoms of such diseases, Devenish aims to resolve the cause of the problem. It is clear that the answer to this lies in the soil. As such, Devenish enlists the knowledge and expertise of Dr. David Atherton from Thomson & Joseph to assist with developing and delivering the 3 Step Soil Improvement Programme.