Dr Paul Kersey is the Deputy Director of Science at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. His particular interest is genomics and bioinformatics, which play an increasing role in Kew’s scientific mission. Paul is taking part in the Sofa Session at REAP 2021, so ahead of the conference we asked him what the theme of time means to him.
“A good farm vet now needs to be able to understand data, statistics and the risks to really advise and help the farmer and this includes the implementation of technology,” Matthew Dobbs, a former farm vet and now Digital Practice Lead for Stonehaven Consultancy is joining the Sofa Session at REAP 2021.
“The wealth of publicly available data from the Copernicus programme is a fantastic resource to monitor climate change and land use change, and to provide information at landscape scale,” comments Dr Tewkesbury of Airbus, a speaker in the Sofa Session of REAP 2021.
Tom Pearson is transitioning his farm to regenerative agriculture, he is looking forward to the debate at REAP: “It is incredibly helpful to get a feel for what’s going on and get an idea of where things are going.”