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?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 100.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not Sure

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters

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


  • 1591627321287.png
    2.2 KB · Views: 0
Last edited by a moderator:

New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

  • 63
  • 0
New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

Written by Defra Press Office

A wide river is in view in a valley in the background, a drystone wall is behind the river, and large, green trees are prominent in the scene.

The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow and Environment Agency Director John Leyland attended the launch panel to discuss the ways in which the...