Record Pea Harvest, Craft Skills, and Training a Truffle Hound
Tim Lamyman has smashed the world record for a pea harvest, recording almost six and a half tonnes per hectare. He's previously held the record for Winter wheat and oilseed rape. David Gregory-Kumar asks him how he's achieved this feat and what lessons can be learned for ensuring profitability of crops.
Lucy Taylor meets the hounds hoping for a future hunting truffles, and Marion Dean who patiently trains the dogs (and their owners) to uncover these hard-to-find underground fungi.
Our craft skills week begins with an interview with Greta Bertram from the Heritage Crafts Association about why basket-weaving, dry-stone walling or coracle construction are still important and relevant, and why arrow-making has found a new market in historic re-enactments.
Producer: Toby Field.