Sustainable whisky production and potato protection

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Get to know guests Tom Mellor, whisky producer and farmer as well as Simon Alexander, potato agronomist and Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP) board member in this month’s episode of Arable Chat.

Join hosts John Swire, Agronomist & Arable Farmer editor, and Lydia Turner, as they bring you the latest news and greatest guests.

The first podcast guest is Tom Mellor, co-founder of Filey Bay.  Filey Bay is Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky made by the Spirits of Yorkshire distillery in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire. Made with 100% home grown barley from the distillery’s farm, Filey Bay sets a standard in terms of quality and sustainability in English and world whisky making. Tom has worked in farming and agriculture in the local area for decades and uses progressive, sustainable farming practices and unique distillation methods in the range of single malt whiskies.

Our second guest is Simon Alexander from the NSP talking through the different steps to nematicide stewardship and growers can ensure they’re complying with the stewardship steps, which are part of the Red Tractor standard. Simon provides insight into the best protection practices against potato cyst nematodes  as well as talking about his career.

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