33 – Laura Dixon – Vernalisation
This week producer Claire heads down to the John Innes Centre to meet Dr Laura Dixon.
This week producer Claire heads down to the John Innes Centre to meet Dr Laura Dixon. She has uncovered new evidence about the agriculturally important process of vernalisation in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging weather fluctuations. Vernalisation is the process by which plants require a prolonged exposure to cold temperature before they transition from the vegetative state to flower. Laura explains that they have discovered vernalisation is influenced by warm conditions as well as cold, and a much wider temperature range than previously thought.
The market report for week commencing 29th April 2019 tells you all you need to know, whilst in Farmchat Andrew is joined by Josh and producer Claire to talk about recent environmental news including Chris Packham's ban on shooting crows, the Extinction Rebellion protests and Greta Thunberg.