Winter Meeting - Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure & organic matter

Winter Meeting - Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure & organic matter

Organised in partnership with the British Society of Soil Science
Tuesday 19th March

Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure and organic matter aims to highlight the importance of soil structure and organic matter and discuss how managing for both can bring benefits.  A range of speakers from different backgrounds, both scientific and farming, will ensure an interesting day with plenty to discuss.The day will include a short practical session on evaluating soils as well as time for discussion. Five BASIS points are available for attending the meeting.

Invited speakers

Jenni Dungait (Independent Consultant) - The importance of soil organic matter for soil quality
Katja Klump and Abad Chabbi (INRA, France) - Grazing management for soil organic matter and structure
Samuel Clarke (Clarke Farming Partnership Ltd) - Benefits of grassland in arable systems
Paul Newell-Price (ADAS) - Managing soil structure in UK grasslands
Hein Korevaar and Hein ten Berg (WUR, Wageningen, Netherlands) - Soil testing, nutrients and soil quality
Rosemary Collins and Christina Marley (IBERS) - Approaches to breeding forages for improved soil structure

Call for posters
Do you have work that you would like to share and discuss?  We would like to invite poster submissions from anyone with work on all aspects of soil organic matter, structure and management. It would be great to have posters from all sectors of BGS - science, commercial or farmer – to strengthen our science into practice theme. A two-minute slot to describe your poster is a regular feature – will you accept the challenge to keep to time?!  For details on how to submit a poster click here. Poster submissions take the form of a 2-page mini-paper, which will form part of the printed proceedings.

Student and Early Career offer
The Brian Chambers Soils Fund is delighted to announce that it is offering up to six delegate places at this event. The fund will cover the registration cost and up to £50 for travel and subsistence for you to attend.  You will need to meet the criteria for funding and apply before 14th February 2019. Download the application form here.

Booking is now closed


Venue: Arden Hotel & Leisure Club, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EH. 
The hotel has good rail and air links, and is just off the M42 for those travelling by car.

British Grassland Society contact details:
Telephone: 01270 616464  


Event Date: Tue, 19/03/2019
Event Time: 9.30am to 4pm


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