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Exploring the way forward for wetter farming in England

11th - 12th January 2023

David Attenborough Building, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK

The Exploring the way forward for wetter farming in England event included a number of presentations to give an overview of the challenges and opportunities for paludiculture. Clicking on the arrow at the side of the title will open the presentation. There were also a number of interactive sessions and discussions and we will add a summary report of these sessions soon.

Sustainable management of cultivated peatlands:
Insights, challenges, and opportunities.

Sabine Wichmann, University of Greifswald, Germany

Paludiculture in practice now. Experiences from the field.

Aldert van Weeren, Blumenthaler Hof, Netherlands

Making sense of paludiculture options - learning from pilot plots for reed and typha.

Jeroen Geurts, KWR Water Research Institute

Making sense of paludiculture options - Sphagnum.

Neal Wright, BeadaMoss®, Micropropagation Services (EM) Ltd

Traditional and new approaches to paludiculture in the Norfolk Broads.

Andrea Kelly

Opportunities and challenges for paludiculture within the Somerset Levels and moors.

Damon Bridge

Paludiculture and The Lowland Peatland Code.

Renee Kerkvliet-Hermans

Precious peatlands, LWT wetter farming trials.

Sarah Johnson

Constraints and funding opportunities discussion

Following the presentation sessions, the workshop participants brought together thoughts on the constraints and knowledge gaps for paludiculture in England by reflecting individually on ten questions posted around the room. The information from this session was collated and is available in pdf. A copy is available to download here>>

Poster session
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural peatland

Jenny Rhymes, Niall McNamara, Ross Morrison, Dafydd Crabtree, Jeewani Peduru Hewa, Dave Chadwick, Davey Jones, Liz Stockdale, Bruce Napier, Chris Evans

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‘Changing the Environment’ project

Centre For Landscape Regeneration, University of Cambridge

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Biomass feedstocks innovation programme 2022 - 2025

New Energy Farms

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Textile materials from cattail fibre


TyphaSubstrat: Harvesting and use of cattail biomass as an alternative raw material in growing media for vegetable cultivation.

Claudia Oehmke, Nina Körner, Sebastian Günther, Jennifer Liang, Christian Schulze, Robert Wellink, Aldertvan Weeren, Uli Johannes König

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