Farm walk will focus on carbon and regenerative agriculture

21 June 2022

West Midlands
Machinery in action at SS and SD Kirk

On farm at SS and SD Kirk

Farmers from across Staffordshire and beyond will look at boosting yields, carbon markets and net zero when they tour an award winning business at Coven.

The NFU carbon walk on 28 June will see farmers and growers meet up with farm manager and regenerative agricultural pioneer Tim Parton, of SS and SD Kirk, at Brewood Park Farm.

The event, put together by NFU environment and land use adviser Georgie Hyde, will start at 6.30pm and is entitled ‘environmental delivery in a turbulent world’. 

Following extensive trials the farm has moved to no-till, which has helped to eliminate insecticides and seed dressing use and reduced the need for herbicide and fungicide.

Georgie said: “I would like to thank Tim and SS and SD Kirk for hosting us and this farm walk will appeal to farmers from across Staffordshire and beyond, all are welcome.

“Tim manages around 300 hectares at the business near Wolverhampton, which is split between arable crops and grass grown for haylage and he is enthusiastic about advanced soil health management methods to maximise soil health and crop productivity.

“He will guide us around the farm and discuss no till, biological farming and the use of cover crops to promote healthy soils, enabling good yields with lower chemical inputs.

“The farm also runs various environmental schemes and promotes habitats to encourage and sustain a wide range of native species.”

At the British Farming Awards, Tim was named Farm Innovator of the Year in 2020 and he also took home gold the year before as Arable Farmer of the Year.

The NFU West Midlands event will also see Kate Bannister, union net zero project delivery manager, discuss the potential of carbon markets, greenhouse gas emissions and the benefits of auditing.

Net zero will also feature and the union and its members are already taking positive steps to help the agriculture sector achieve net zero by 2040, Kate will highlight some of the work going into this.

Refreshments will be provided, and farmers are asked to book a place on the tour in advance by calling the NFU regional office on 01952 400500 or [email protected] by email.

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