BASIS Points Available Webinar - 11th June - Climate Change - 11:45 to 12:30

Do you think arable farmers can take early action towards net zero over the next five years?

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Chaired by Jonathan Scurlock, NFU

This session explores what steps are needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions on arable farms and how to tackle the climate change impacts already being felt on farms.

• John Tucker, Woodland Trust explores tree tactics and how planting trees can help tackle climate change, increase soil health, reduce inputs and mitigate flooding.
• Hugh Taylor, CEO Roadnight Taylor talks about harnessing flexible small-scale generation of renewable energies to generate power where it is needed most and create a low carbon future
• Prof Jenni Dungait, Soil Health Expert provides advice on restoring soil structure, health and fertility to mitigate the impacts of climate change on soils
Prof Dick Godwin, Harper Adams University provides advice on smart drainage solutions to tackle increasing rainfall intensity and seasonal variations which are creating floods on UK farmland
• Steve Penfield, John Innes Centre looks at how can farmers adapt cropping, variety choice and management to mitigate the effects of changing temperatures and rainfall events



Jonathan Scurlock

Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Policy Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change - National Farmers’ Union

Hugh Taylor

Hugh Taylor, CEO - Roadnight Taylor Ltd

Dick Godwin

Dick Godwin, Visiting Professor - Harper Adams University

Steven Penfield

Steven Penfield, Professor of Crop Genetics - John Innes Centre

John Tucker

John Tucker, Director, Woodland Creation - Woodland Trust

Jenni Dungait FISoilSci FRSB

Jenni Dungait FISoilSci FRSB, Independent Soil Science Consultant - Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Soil Science


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Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...