Monday 12 February 2024, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
VenueLEC - LEC 3 A07/08 TR 1 - View Map
Open toAll Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, External Organisations
RegistrationFree to attend - registration required
Please register (no charge) at:
The Farming Innovation Forum aims to bring together researchers and businesses to look at solutions to the challenges of declining farming yields and climate instability.
Agriculture’s role in driving (and/or mitigating) climate change has recently been under the spotlight.
Against this backdrop, UK farmers produced significantly less (6-18% according to the crop) food in 2023, with lower acreages and yields of the major cereal crops, while an unseasonably wet summer weather delayed harvests.
Can researchers & businesses offer solutions to the challenges of declining yields and climate instability?
15:00 Welcome and Introduction, Prof Ian Dodd (Lancaster Environment Centre)
15:05 The challenges of integrating biostimulants into agriculture
Dr Rob Kempster, Lead Applications Scientist, Croda Europe Ltd
15:30 Advances in soil health monitoring; why use TUdi’s decision support tool for soil biology monitoring
Dr Csilla Hudek, Researcher, Lancaster Environment Centre
15:55 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 Improving soil health to mitigate nutrient losses from the agricultural sector: EU LIFE WADER
Dr Marta Cattin, Soil Health Specialist, Environment Agency
16:35 Nutragy: a low cost soil fertiliser
Dr Ben Herbert (Stopford Projects Ltd) & Dr Vasileios Giannakopoulos (Lancaster Environment Centre)
16:55 Closing remarks & departure
You’re welcome to attend this free event at the Lancaster Environment Centre, which showcases some of
the work that our researchers and affiliated businesses are doing. Please register (no charge) at:
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|Prof Ian Dodd
Directions to LEC - LEC 3 A07/08 TR 1
Lancaster University's main campus at Bailrigg is on the A6 just south of the city of Lancaster. It is close to junction 33 of the M6 motorway, or a short bus ride from Lancaster railway station.