REAP 2020- Ditch The Plough, Increase Diversity, Grow Cover Crops
10th November 2020 9:00am
Start Date: 10th November 2020 9:00am
The REAP 2020 Agri-tech East event will go ahead virtually, even as most ag-events are being cancelled this year. Learning from the success of Cereals, the REAP 2020 conference is built on lively virtual discussion – to tackle the key points on carbon capture, ecosystem restoration and the role of agri-tech today.
The theme this year will be Ditch The Plough, Increase Diversity, Grow Cover Crops – Three Achievable Steps Towards ‘Net Zero’?
Agri-tech offers ‘soil up’ approach to restoring environmental balance and farm incomes Small changes can have big impacts – it is interactions on a microbial scale in soils that drive the carbon cycle and impact climate change. So, advances offered by agri-tech to improve soil health could increase productivity, expand carbon storage and enhance biodiversity across the 72% of land in the UK that is cultivated and also provide new revenue streams for farmers.
Four speakers on theme will be
- Dr Belinda Clarke (NIAB/CSC),
- Prof David Montgomery (author on global soil health)
- Professor Jane Rickson (Cranfield University Soil and Agrifood Institute, and TAA member)
- Stuart Hill (Head of Technology & Innovation at Hutchinsons Ltd).
Click here to book. There is a charge for attending this virtual event.