Syngenta Summer Autumn Guide 2020 - Page 64



SUSTAINABLE
FARMING
SOIL GAS EMISSIONS
Gas emissions all fields converted to CO2 equivalence over the 2 sites, UK
350
Flux (mg CO2em-2h-1)
By combining gases (CO2, methane
and nitrous oxide) and converting
to a CO2 equivalent, initial sample
results averaged across the two
sites indicate the low till system
produced just half the rate of
emissions of plough establishment
area.
43%
300
250
200
150
REDUCTION
IN SOIL GHG
EMISSIONS
100
50
0
All fields Conv (PL)
All fields S1 (MT)
All fields S2 (LT)
Assuming a CO2 equivalent of 21x for methane and 296x for Nitrous oxide
FARMLAND BIRDS
Skylark sightings
60
INCREASE IN
FARMLAND
BIRDS
50
Total number
Bird populations are a key indicator
of wildlife health and respond
positively to farmers’ actions to
provide suitable habitats. Results
show the number of birds on fields
established in sustainable system 2
compared to conventional increased
by 89%.
40
30
20
10
0
Conventional
Sustainable
System 1
Sustainable
System 2
Loddington (2 year average) Kent (1 year)
64
Assuming a CO2 equivalent of 21x for methane and 296x for Nitrous oxide
ANDY BARR
FARMER, KENT
89%

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