Soil Management Techniques - North West

This event has been organised by Natural England

Feb. 04, 2015: 10:00:00 - | Hopes Auction Mart, Syke Road, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9NS

Soil Management, Grassland, Maize, FAS

Soil Management techniques

For grassland / maize farmers

You are invited to a free ½ day training workshop at Wigton Auction Mart (including lunch). This workshop will look at and share information, hints and tips around soil management and includes a visit to Greenhill Farm, Wigton by kind permission of Geoff and Joseph Little.

Date: Wednesday 4th February 2015
Time: 10am start
Venue: Hopes Auction Mart
Syke Road
Wigton
Cumbria CA7 9NS

The speakers will cover the following topics
1) Soil Structure - the key dynamics (effect of stock on soils in winter)
2) Practical ways of assessing structural damage and how to remove it (close to waterways)
3) Making the best of machinery on grassland to apply inputs with the least amount of damage

The most fundamental aspect of farming is your soil, but are we making the most from it? A grassland enterprise brings its own set of challenges with livestock management as well as being able to harvest a crop of silage and hay from the field, what can be done to help manage the soil in those changeable conditions? Growing maize has its challenges as well, but what can be done to manage your soil more effectively? This workshop will look at these issues and provide some pointers on what you action you may consider as part of your soil management strategy.

- Lunch is provided and Basis points are available.
- Please come prepared for indoors and outdoors.

To book a place, please call Bunty Wright, Catchment Sensitive Farming Tel: 07799 350159 or log on to www.soilandwater.org.uk/events