Grassland Management Day - pressure from parched pasture

Grassland Management Day - pressure from parched pasture

United Utilities and the Welsh Dee Trust are hosting a special Grassland Management Day, aimed to help farmers, discussion will be around the issues caused from the recent dry weather and looking at how farmers can best capitalise on grass growth once wetter weather returns.

Speakers on the day include Huw Powell, a specialist in grassland science from the Institute of Biology, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University, who will be providing advice on grassland recovery following the prolonged dry period:

• Assessing soil nutrient status & structure; ways to correct nutrient imbalance and remove compaction. To increase grass production and water infiltration while reducing nutrient and pesticide run-off

• Assessing current grass productivity and impacts from weeds controlled through an Integrated Pesticide Management (IPM) programme

• Ways to aid recovery, rejuvenate or reseed to improve pasture productivity while limiting negative environmental effects from green house gas emissions and loss of topsoil by erosion

• Selection of grass and clover varieties for differing soil type, climate and production systems

11am to 2pm

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Rhual Dairy Farm, Gwernaffield Road, Mold, Flintshire CH7 5DB

 Places are free for farmers in the River Dee Catchment and lunch will be provided. To book a place contact local catchment advisor Gareth Foulkes at gareth@welshdeetrust.com and 07496 683333.

 

Information

Event Date: Tue, 21/08/2018
Event Time: 11am

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