Syngenta Summer Autumn Guide 2020 - Page 62



SUSTAINABLE
FARMING
We want to support a
sustainable future for
agriculture in the UK, helping
to balance growers’ crucial
role of looking after the land
and its ecosystem, with
an increased demand for
safe and affordable food
production.
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FARMER PHIL
DISCUSS WHY HE
IS INVOLVED IN
THE PROJECT
CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE
FARMING SYSTEMS
UK agriculture in the future will be directed towards a more sustainable
farming system. However there is a need to understand, identify and assess
the potential benefits of conservation agriculture and the challenges it poses
for adoption to be successful.
PHIL JARVIS
Head of Farming,
The Allerton Project,
Loddington
OUR PROJECT:
•Focussing on 3 different cultivation systems at field scale
•European project lasting 5 years
•5 countries across different soil types
•8,400 data points across 2 sites over 5 years in the UK, to
understand different farming systems
•Working alongside farmers, researchers and industry specialists to
understand the complexity and riskiness of the systems to provide advice
for sustainable farming adoption
TRIAL AT LODDINGTON
TRIAL IN KENT
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
GWCT AND NIAB
Heavy land site
IN CONJUNCTION
WITH NIAB
5 fields split 3 ways to cover
each scenario
4 fields split 3 ways to cover
each system
5 year rotation: Hyvido-OSRWW-S Beans/Peas-WW
5 year rotation: WW-SB-S
Beans-WW-OSR
PHIL JARVIS
HEAD OF FARMING, THE ALLERTON
PROJECT, LODDINGTON
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ANDY BARR
FARMER, KENT
Light land site
ANDY BARR
FARMER, KENT

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