Farming Today

Farming & Flooding

As Britain is battered by more floods, Farming Today This Week visits the Allerton project in Leicestershire to find out how simple measures in the field can help prevent flooding.

Dr Alistair Leeke from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust explains how simple measures such as minimum tillage and ponds by the side of the field can slow torrents of water in their tracks.

Farmer Philip Jarvis talks about some of the challenges he faces throughout the wet weather

Meanwhile Dr Louise Manning from the Royal Agricultural College says Agriculture will have to adapt in order to cope with changing weather patterns.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p2tg4/Farming_Today_Farming_Today_This_Week/

This will be on BBC iplayer until December 8th