Soil & Water 2020 - Farming in the Extremes

02 December 2020, 09:30 – 16:00

Virtual Event

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Proudly presented by Tried and Tested partners Catchment Sensitive Farming in support of The Soil and Water Management Centre

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

The Soil and Water Management Centre are proud to present Soil & Water 2020 – Farming in the Extremes. Focusing on farming in the new normal of climate change and building resilience to dry and wet periods, we’ve gathered some leading researchers and practitioners to share their thoughts.

The day is split into four sessions with a discussion at the end of each and farmers’ case studies throughout the day to reflect on the findings of our speakers.

Programme:

Session 1 Climate Change and Agriculture

09.30

Welcome from the Chair – Introduction and Farming in the Dry

Guy Smith
Guy Smith Farms

09.50

Climate Change how do we define it and what does it mean for UK Agriculture

Simon Jeffery
Harper Adams University

10.15

Climate change and extreme weather – perceptions and adaptive responses among farmers and land managers

Rebecca Wheeler
University of Exeter

10.45

Discussion

 

11.00

Break

 

Session 2 Climate Change Mitigation at Farm Level

11.15

Low carbon farming – the possibilities and practicalities

Becky Wilson
Duchy College

11.45

Reducing the farm carbon footprint with carbon auditing

Al Brooks
Faccombe Estate, Hants

12.05

Using soil data to plan environmental management on farms: the ASSIST E-Planner tool.

Richard Pyewell
CEH

12.35

Discussion

 

12.50

Lunch

 

Session 3 Farming in Extreme Weather

13.20

Farming with extreme rain – Flood mitigation work

Chris Stoate
GWCT

13.50

Farming with Natural Flood Management

Hannah Fawcett
Yorkshire Dales NPA

14.10

Building soil resilience to mitigate extreme weather with regenerative farming

Ian Wilkinson
Dunkirk Farm Co. Durham

14.30

Discussion

 

14.40

Break

 

Session 4 Systems for Climate Resilience (proudly sponsored by Fendt)

14.50

Using steel – where it still has an important role in raising soil resilience

Dick Godwin
Harper Adams University

15.20

Why maintaining a flexible approach to crop establishment is critical for my business

Robin Gaymer Mentmore
Park Farm

15.40

Panel discussion and concluding remarks - Chair

Guy Smith
Guy Smith Farms

16.00

Close

 

Kindly supported by: Agrii, Harper Adams University, Catchment Sensitive Farming, Vädarstad, Tillage and Soils and BASF

£45 conference & 1 year SWMC membership;
£15 existing members;
?£25 conference only

For more information and to register, click here.

Event details
Start Date
02 December 2020 at 09:30
End Date
02 December 2020 at 16:00
Location
Virtual Event

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