Dr Jonathan Lundgren

BASE-UK is delighted to be hosting Dr Jonathan Lundgren of Bluedasher Farm, South Dakota, USA from the 3rd to 5th December 2018.

Jon is a world-renowned expert and award-winning scientist in the fields of agroecology and risk assessment.  He was a top scientist with USDA for 11 years and has strong ties with the scientific community, policy makers and regulators, and numerous farmers, ranchers, and beekeepers from around the world.

He is a biological farming researcher using biodiversity to solve problems such as root worm and corn borer in maize.  Jon uses biodiversity to overcome major problems rather than using GM.

His vision is that we can grow food and conserve the environment.  His mission is to combine research, education and demonstrate that this can support regenerative agriculture.

Based at Blue Dasher Farm, South Dakota along with his wife and other team members he develops and evaluates ecology-based pests and farm management solutions to reduce disturbance and increase biodiversity of crop and livestock production.  Bluedasher Farm 

He has also been involved in some interesting work on identifying predators of cereal aphids and how important they are to help control of aphid numbers and reducing the spread of BYDV.

He promotes regenerative farming practices through teaching farmers, outreach programs and the next generation of scientists.

He demonstrates his ideas and research on his fully functional farm, showcasing the viability and sustainability of regenerative agriculture.

At the meetings Jon will explain his research and how to put it into practice on farm.  We look forward to welcoming you to one (or all) of the following venues:

3rd December 2018 – registration from 9.30 am for start at 10 am to 4 pm at Whixley Village Hall, Whixley, Yorkshire YO26 8AP

4th December 2018 – farm walk and discussion kindly hosted by Angus Gowthorpe at Approach Farm, Hollicars, Escrick, York YO19 6EE.  Arrival from 10.30 am for 11 am start to 2 pm.

5th December 2018 – registration from 9.30 am for start at 10 am to 4 pm at Towcestrians Sports Club, Greens Norton Road, Towcester, Northants NN12 8AW.

Entry is by pre-booked ticket only 

Booking Fee to attend on the 3rd or 5th December:

£20 – BASE Members;   £80 – Non-Members;      £10 – Students;                 £50 – New full BASE member special offer

Attendance on the 4th December is free of charge, however numbers are limited and will be booked on a strict first come, first serve basis.  Lunch will be available at a pub nearby afterwards, at your own cost – please indicate if you want to join the group (so we can reserve a place).

To book your place please contact Rebecca on rebecca@base-uk.co.uk providing your full name, contact email and phone number, dietary requirements and which date(s) you wish to attend.  Payment can be made by BACS or cheque to BASE-UK and must be paid in full prior to the meeting.

CLOSING DATE TO RESERVE A PLACE IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2018.

 

 

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