Farming in the extremes – register now for the 2020 Soil and Water Management Centre virtual conference
News - 10.11.20
The Worst Harvest in 25 Years! – CEH
With yields down 15%, the last twelve months have been very difficult for many growers. A wet autumn curtailed much of 2019’s winter cropping plans followed by a very dry spring which impacted yields for this past harvest. How can we learn to be more resilient?
The Soil and Water Management Centre’s annual conference, which this year is virtual, tackles the consequences of climate change, be it extreme rainfall and shorter periods for harvest and crop establishment or prolonged periods of drought.
Agrii’s Andrew Richards says ‘Despite the rapidly changing seasons, farmers have always had to make the best of the situation, whatever the weather. This year’s conference hears first hand from the experts and growers who are rising to this challenge.’
One of this year’s speakers, Al Brooks, has just won the accolade of CPM Climate Change Champion 2020– the first time such an award has been made to a UK arable farmer.
The event is on 2nd December and four BASIS points are available. You can find out more about the event, including the full agenda, and register here.
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