Focus on Soil Health

Focus on Soil Health

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and Elizabeth Stockdale from Newcastle University for this timely meeting on understanding and evaluating good soil health. 

At

Essebeare Farm, Witheridge, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8QB
With kind permission of Oliver Walker

Dr Elizabeth Stockdale is a soil scientist from Newcastle University who has been involved in various projects in the UK and Australia on how to improve soil biology and health.  She provides practical guidance to producers on how to interpret tests and what they can do to improve soil quality.  For example, the need to reduce cultivations and improve organic matter to improve soil biology.

Elizabeth was involved in the Healthy Grassland Soils initiative that AHDB funded in 2014.  She is involved in a five year AHDB-funded project to increase understanding of soil biology and soil health. The project will cover five of the six sectors of AHDB: Beef & Lamb, Dairy, Cereals & Oilseeds, Potatoes and Horticulture.   

This event also provides an opportunity to get a market and industry update for beef and sheep. 

Programme

11.00am          Arrival and introductions with tea and coffee

11.10am          Why is soil health important? Elizabeth Stockdale, Newcastle University

11.30am          Farm walk to assess soil health and evaluate current practices

1.00pm            Lunch

1.30pm            Summary of actions to improve soil health Elizabeth Stockdale,

2.00pm            Market and industry update – Joseph Keating, AHDB

3.00pm            End

 

To register your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771211 or email brp.events@ahdb.org.uk

Information

Event Date: Tue, 13/09/2016
Event Time: 11am - 3pm

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