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Farm walk with 2020 Soil Farmer runner up John Martin

23rd Sep 2020

Where? Deverell Farm, Milborne St Andrew, Dorset

When? 23rd October 2020

What time? 10.30 - 12.30

John farms 320ha across light soils growing a range of combinable crops in an area which is severely protected from a water quality, nitrates and phosphates perspective. John has been working on soil management for the last 35 years and has been innovating both in terms of integrated pest management, cultivation, the use of cover crops, spring cropping and a reduction in fertiliser and plant protection to enhance soil biology.

Climate Metrics for Ruminant livestock

11th Oct 2018

Source: Program Briefing from Oxford Martin School, July 2018

Summary

The conventional Global Warming Potential (GWP) can be misleading when applied to methane emissions, particularly when these are being reduced. A revised usage of GWP, denoted GWP*, which uses the same metric values interpreted in a new way, provides a more accurate indication of the impact of short-lived pollutants on global temperature.

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