Demo Farm Soils Events, South West

Demo Farm Soils Events, South West

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Soil health issues such as soil structure, loss of organic matter and soil biology are important in maintaining a healthy, productive soil that works with rather than against your aims as a farmer.  Recent AHDB funded research has been investigating how farmers can take simple steps to understand grassland soil health, identify issues and choose appropriate, cost-effective solutions.                         

 Come along to hear from guest speaker Dr Elizabeth Stockdale (Newcastle University) on:

  • Soil assessment, getting it right
  • Correcting soil structure – why, when and where to use aerators to remove compaction
  • Understanding bugs – how does soil biology affect pasture productivity and what can we do to improve it                                                                              

Date:           25 August 2015

10.30 – 14.00 Trink Dairy (Demo Farm), Trink, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3JG kindly hosted by the Knowles Family   

 

18.30 – 22.00 Shire Suite, Trethorne Leisure Centre, Kennards House, Launceston,   Cornwall PL15 8QE

Date:           26 August 2015

10.30 – 14.00 Home Farm (Demo Farm), Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon EX5 5AY kindly hosted by Quikes Traditional

To find out more or book a place, please contact Kate Mackenzie (Cornwall) on 07773 234673 or kate.mackenzie@ahdb.org.ukor Sarah Bolt (Devon) on 07717 501564, sarah.bolt@ahdb.org.uk

Booking is essential for catering and to avoid disappointment.
To assist with biosecurity follow government guidelines, please ensure vehicles are clean and that clean boots that can be disinfected are worn. 

 

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