Soil 22 Conference – Carbon, traffic and tillage.

When: Thursday 13th January 2022

Where: Online conference, live in real time.

How to book: register online via

Attendance is worth 5 BASIS points.


Morning session – 9.50am – 12.30 

09.50 – Welcome and introduction – Chairman – Guy Smith

Ten years of Tillage and Traffic field experiment (timings of presentations to include Q&A)

10.00 Introduction, background & design, Paula Misiewicz

10.20 Soil physical conditions and health, Magda Kaczorowska-Dolowy

10.40 Crop performance & yield, Ed Dickin

11.00 – 11.10 Comfort break

11.10 Economics, Richard Godwin

11.30 Farmer Case Studies- Chairman – Andy Newbold

Tim Parton, Brewood Park Farm, Staffordshire and Mark Lea, Greenacres Farm, Shropshire

12.20 General discussion 

12.30 Close of morning session

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch

Post lunch technical updates 13.00 – 14 .00

Please note these are pre recorded presentations which will run in sequence.

  • How can electric autonomous vehicles help to protect my soil? Auto Spray Systems. Q&A Representative: Rob Pearson.
  • Long Marsh Tillage and Traffic trial,  Dr Simon Jeffery, Harper Adams University.
  • Update on GNSS systems and RTK correction, Darren Roe, John Deere
  • VarioGrip Pro – Fendt – Central Tyre Inflation System explainer

Afternoon session – 14.00–16.00

Carbon, an opportunity – but what are the knowns and unknowns? 
(Kindly sponsored by Bayer)

14.00    Farmer perceptions of carbon sequestration – Jonathan Cooper HAU   

14.20    Building soil organic matter – Matthew Shepherd, Natural England, 

14.45    Sequestering carbon in arable soils – more difficult than you think – David Powlson, Rothamsted Research

15.10    Comfort break

15.20    Farmer case study – Approaching the carbon market opportunity as a farmer. Doug Wanstall farms 360Ha in a mixed farming business with arable, Lucerne, free range hens and Sussex cattle in Kent.

15.40    An overview of the Bayer CropScience Carbon Programme Initiative – Nick Duncan, Bayer

      15.55    General discussion

            16.10    Chairman’s concluding remarks

Click below to download the conference flyer.

The conference is kindly supported by Vaderstad, Fendt, John Deere, Bayer, Agrii, NAAC, Catchment Sensitive Farming, Tillage & Soils, and Harper Adams University.