Six members of the arable farming sector, including three farmers, have been awarded a 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship, choosing topics ranging from integrated pest management (IPM) to agritech.
AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds knowledge exchange manager, Teresa Meadows, who works directly with farmers across East Anglia has chosen the topic, ‘Challenging the Conventional: Behaviour change methods for the adoption of IPM’.
Fifth generation arable farmer and co-founder of the Warwickshire Farming Partnership Angus Russell will explore the sustainability and profitability of family farms through joint ventures, while Bayer’s Lizzie Carr-Archer will study the potential for seed breeding to reduce farm inputs.
Managing director for PBS International and board member for the UK Agritech Centre and Crop Health and Protection, Hannah Senior will look at how the industry can accelerate agritech entrepreneurs, and Jamie Lockhart, director of farming for Honingham Thorpe Farms in Norfolk will look at unlocking the potential of data use and agritech.
Yorkshire arable and sheep farmer Alastair Trickett has chosen the topic, ‘Nuance and Diversity - Mixed Farming for the Future Farmer’.