With Government setting a legal target for the whole of the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050, the task ahead may seem daunting. In this episode of Crop It Like It’s Hot - Getting to grips with carbon capture and trading in arable systems, Alice finds out how arable enterprises can prosper from the situation through carbon trading and the production of value-added commodities and what small but practical steps arable farmers can take now to start the move towards a carbon neutral future.
Soil-based farming consultant, Neil Fuller and director of farms at Newcastle University farms, James Standen outline where they see opportunities for carbon neutral crops and why the conversation needs to the start now. And offering more practical tips on how to cut carbon on your own farm, ADAS’ Dr Daniel Kindred and Yara’s Dr Mark Tucker talk all things fertilisers, cultivations and why going for gold when it comes to yields could have a much more positive effect on a crop’s carbon footprint than scrimping on inputs.
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