Free Webinars: Locking in C with Grasslands

The Trust is pleased to announce it is working with The British Society of Animal Science and the British Grassland Society to deliver 2 exciting and free webinars:

Locking in C with Grasslands 25 June 2020 1800-1900 Convenor Prof Michael Lee BSAS Global

How can policy facilitate locking C in grasslands? 2 July 2020 1800-1900 Prof Margaret Gill Stapledon Trust

This two-part series deals with the science and policy potential of grassland to capture and store C as part of agriculture’s road map to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions. The first webinar, aimed at researchers, will concentrate on the science and the potential of soil, pasture and on-farm woodland to increase C storage potential and reduce emissions.

Soil The view of soil as a living system will be advanced through emphasising the vital role C and organic matter has in defining soil health to improve assimilatory processes which will increase conversion of nutrients into biomass and decrease loss to the environment.

Pasture Examine how pasture composition, grazing management and multifunctionality in swards can improve net efficiency of herbage growth and the return C to the soil, combining with the role of pasture composition for increasing efficiency of nutrient utilization for growth and lactation.

Woodland on farm Woodland vegetation at different levels is a component of all grassland farms whether through hedge row and field margin trees, set aside woodland or agro-forestry. The potential of integrated livestock-woodland systems to capture C will be examined as a vital component of net zero through integration of woodland into their systems.

Book webinar here.

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