Silvopasture field lab on Farming Today

BBC Farming Today visited Andy Gray one of the farmers participating in the new Innovative Farmers Silvopasture field lab.

” A field lab being run by Innovative Farmers – a not-for-profit group which links up farmers and researchers – is looking at whether introducing trees into fields used for grazing, increases soil carbon. Those involved hope the data will be used by policy makers to decide how much farmers should be paid for adding trees to fields under a system of ‘public money for public goods’. We visit one of the farms involved.” Piece starts from 4 mins 16′ in.

Listen now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000v7r7

See also: Farmers and researchers are teaming up in the first ever farmer-led study into the benefits of agroforestry

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