Soil health: Loppington Monitor Farm

Past Event - booking closed

Tue, 26 November 2019

10:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Loppington Village Hall, Loppington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

SY4 5SG


The November Loppington Monitor Farm meeting will be exploring soil assessment approaches and soil management strategies with leading soil scientist Liz Stockdale and Yorkshire farmer, David Blacker.

Programme

10.15

Welcome and introduction 

 

Richard Meredith – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager (West & Wales)

10.20

Monitor farm update

Rory Lay, AHDB Loppington Monitor Farmer

10.30

What is good soil health?

 

Liz Stockdale, Head of Farming Systems, NIAB TAG

10.50

 

What soil components to measure and how?

David Blacker, AHDB York Monitor Farm

11:15

Refreshment break - All

11.30

Group assessment of soil health measurements at Loppington Monitor Farm

  • Visual assessment of soil structure
  • Earthworm counts
  • P, K, Mg, pH, organic matter and CO2-C respiration burst

12:45

How can we boost soil fertility at the Loppington Monitor Farm?

Rory Lay, AHDB Loppington Monitor Farm

David Blacker, AHDB York Monitor Farm

Liz Stockdale, Head of Farming Systems, NIAB TAG

 

  • Nutrient management
  • Organic matter utilisation
  • Cover crops
  • Pest mitigation

13.15

Event close & lunch

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E richard.meredith@ahdb.org.uk

T 07717493015


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