Soil & Water Management Centre

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Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers

  • 10 Feb 2015
  • 10:30 - 16:00
  • Throws Farm Technology Centre Stebbing, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3AQ, UK
  • 16


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Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers 

No-till arable systems have the potential to address the economic and environmental interacting challenges of sustainable intensification, namely to reduce costs of labour, fuel and machinery, to reduce GHG emissions, and to increase carbon sequestration. This study assesses the potential for no-till arable systems in the UK, and uses UK farm case studies where no-till systems have already been adopted. It also identifies gaps in knowledge where further research is required.


10.30 Arrival and Coffee

10.50  Welcome by Chairman Professor David Leaver 

11.00 Introduction to Throws Farm Technology Centre – Agrii’s research and innovation facility (Mr David Langton, Agrii (Head of crop science))

11.15 ‘Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers’ - Professor Dick Godwin

12.00 Discussion: Professor Godwin and the Case Study Farmers featured in the Report

12.30 Overview of the Soil & Water Centre at Harper Adams University (Prof Shane Ward)

12.45 Lunch

13.30: Four parallel workshops – participants will be able to attend all four on half hourly rotations:

  1. The Stow Longa project on cultivations , direct drilling and Blackgrass with Lemkin and Claydon – (Colin Lloyd/ Steve Corbett Agrii)
  2. Controlled traffic (CTF: Dr Tim Chamen)
  3. Drill systems (Vaderstad – Mike Alsop)
  4. Compaction and tyres (Dr Paula Misiewicz, Harper Adams University; and Gordon Brookes, Michelin)
15.30 General assembly and conclusion
15.45 Close

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