The more I think about it, the more i realise that farming has a big, very big, maybe the biggest part to play in arresting global warming.
- Compost urban wastes and plough them in deep.
- The green leaf captures Carbon dioxide and gives back the Oxygen. No man-made process does that.
- About half the dry matter content of the crop is in the root system but that will oxidise away by cultivation at around 35 % per annum – so keep it there not just by not just direct drilling but zero till.
Only farmers and foresters can do this!
Bill Butterworth, Land Research Ltd, 6 January 2019