Collier, Rosemary and Teakle, Graham R. (2011) Farming Today. [Performance]. 28/1/11.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xphlw
Charlotte Smith hears a court ruling could mean more polytunnels in protected landscapes. The Wye valley in Herefordshire has become a battleground between The Wye Valley Action Association and Herefordshire County Council. The valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where polytunnels could not be built. But a court has decided that as the land is already used for crops, the structures can now be erected. The National Farmers' Union tells Farming Today this is good news for fruit growers, but the Campaign to protect Rural England warn it will now be easier to built polytunnels in National Parks.
Government minister Jim Paice tells Farming Today why he plans to sell off some of England's forests. The Labour Peer Baroness Jan Royall warns that unless legislation changes, all of England's forests could end up in private hands.
And a visit to the Warwick Crops Centre research reveals how crops are being future-proofed to manage the heat, drought and pests which could come with climate change.
Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Melvin Rickarby.
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Publisher:||BBC Radio 4|
|Media of Output:||BBC iPlayer|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Warwick scientists interviewed by Anne-Marie Bullock on 26/1/11 for BBC Radio 4 'Farming Today' programme broadcast on Friday 28/1/11. Discussing use of Brassica wild species for crop improvement.', [Audiovisual Material]
|Title of Event:||Farming Today|
|Date(s) of Event:||28/1/11|
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