Nitrogen Management - East Midlands

This event has been organised by Natural England

Feb. 26, 2015: 09:00:00 - 13:00:00 | Buckminster Barn, Back Street Buckminster, Leicestershire Barn, NG33 5RD

CSF, Nitrogen, cover crops, arable crops, weed control

Join Catchment Sensitive Farming at this FREE event for the latest HGCA research on nitrogen management in arable crops

Nitrogen management, cover crops and blackgrass control in arable crops

Thursday 26th February, 09:00am - 1:00pm

Buckminster Barn, Back Street Buckminster, Leicestershire Barn NG33 5RS, adjacent to the church

Courtesy of Buckminster Farms

Update your knowledge on nitrogen efficiency and current approaches, opportunities for using cover crops in arable rotations for soil improvement and weed control. Will present the results of national cover crops trial including local experience of the host farm.
Programme
09:00 - Welcome refreshments and registration
09:30 - Update on Cap reform and greening - George Cook from the Farming Advice Service.
09:40 - Nitrogen management in arable crops - Dr Lizzie Sagoo ADAS
- Nitrogen use efficiency
- HGCA research projects LearN and AutoN on application rates and in field variability
- Growth Area indices to estimate crop nitrogen           
10:30 - 'Cover crops what is in it for me and my soil', growing experiences, - Emma Bedford DSV
10:50 - Break
11:20 - 'Opportunities for Cover crops in an arable rotation, - Ron Stobart NIAB/TAG.
-What are cover crops and their benefits for improving soils, farm performance resilience and environmental benefits?
-CSF cover crops trial and long term research
Selecting and using cover crops in farming systems. 
12:10 - Introduction and visit to local field trial Chris Jinks Farm Manager Buckminster Estates and Des Kay, CSFO River Eye.
13:00 - Lunch

- This is an indoor and outdoor event, please dress accordingly

- Lunch Provided

- BASIS/FACTS NRoSO points available

 

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