How can arable farmers be more resilient to adverse weather?
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How can arable farmers be more resilient to adverse weather?


Weather is possibly the biggest challenge out there for farmers, and just in the last few years we have seen one of the hottest summers on record in 2018, one of the mildest and wettest winters in 2019, and two exceptionally dry springs in a row.

In this episode of Crop it Like It’s Hot, Alice Dyer finds out how weather patterns are changing, what this means for the crops we grow, and how we as farmers can be more resilient to the changing climate by improving soil health and using data to farm better.

 

 

Speakers:

Grahame Madge, senior press officer, The Met Office

Prof Derek Stewart, director of The Advanced Plant Growth Centre at the James Hutton Institute

Prof Jenni Dungait, Soil Health Expert

Harry Atkinson, business development manager at Sencrop



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