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 http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/soil22
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)
10.20 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
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