Climate Change – Crops and Soils

The last of our series “A New Start”, we will look at climate change – emerging trends and challenges in the arable industry.

Our two guest speakers are both at the cutting edge of research into how arable farming may have to change in the future and how farmers can manage the carbon footprint of their cropping systems.  The past ten years have seen record breaking dry summers and wet winters. To meet this challenge new technology and practices are continually being developed.

Professor Bob Rees is SRUC’s Head of Carbon Management and is involved in research into greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation, as well as other sustainable farming practices.

Professor Ian Bingham is senior researcher with SRUC who focuses on crop physiology and resource efficiency. This research has regularly been used in advisory publications outside of research publications.