Cancelled - Monitor Farm: Soils – measuring to manage and improve

Past Event - booking closed

Wed, 26 January 2022

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


*This event has been postponed to a leter date*

David Cross from Glovers Farm, Sedgeford, joined AHDB’s Farm Excellence programme as a Beef & Lamb Monitor Farmer in 2021. Located in West Norfolk, on a 360ha typical mixed farm, David runs a flock of 900 breeding ewes integrated within the farm’s arable rotation.

When it comes to agriculture and food production, protecting and improving soil health is vital to environmental and business sustainability. The condition of soil on livestock farms directly influences the yield and quality potential of grass and forage crops, animal performance and therefore profitability.

Glovers Farm recently underwent a soil health review to establish the status of what lies beneath. At this meeting we’ll discuss the baseline measurements of the recent soil health review, opportunities or challenges that have been identified and what that means for future decisions around management practices at Glovers Farm. For more information about the farm, visit https://ahdb.org.uk/farm-excellence/glovers-farm

At the meeting we will be joined by Dr Elizabeth Stockdale, Head of Farming Systems and Agronomy Research for NIAB, and Dr Amanda Bennett, Environment Scientist for AHDB.

This event is aimed at livestock farmers and will also include discussion on topics such as:

  • Soil testing - how to assess the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil
  • Practical steps to protect and improve soil health and structure
  • GREATsoils – AHDB funded research on soil management

Unfortunately, due to the current covid situation, we are unable to provide food or refreshments for you at this event. Please ensure you bring refreshments with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event. You can register for your free place by booking online, emailing KE.events@ahdb.org.uk or calling 01904 771218. Attendees must be over 16 years of age.

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