Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Upcoming and past events

This page shows both future events and events held since 2013, either in partnership with others or from its own resources. Some may use it to remind themselves about which workshop they attended, what presentations were given and who gave them. Others may simply wish to see the range of activities in which we have been engaged and to follow up on some of the presentations given, which are available on our workshop reports page.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:30
    • Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

    Soil&Water2017

    Annual Winter Conference
    Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

    Provisional programme

    10 mins  Welcome and introductions

    30 mins  Bio/Eco systems:
                 “Earthworms – nature’s plough”
    Speaker: Lucy Crockford, HAU

    30 mins  What amendments work?
                 “Not all bullshit is good for your soil”
    Speaker: Simon Jeffery, HAU

    15 mins  Refreshments

    30 mins  Drainage advances:
                “Drain the problem not the field”
    Speaker: To be confirmed

    30 mins  Farm drainage case studies.

    75 mins  Lunch

    45 mins  Strip Till/Cover Cropping:
                "Less is more – let nature do some of
                 the work"
    Speaker: Victor Leforestier, France

    15 mins  Farm Strip Till/Cover Cropping case
                studies

    30 mins  Harper Tillage and Traffic Projects:
                "Less traffic reduces tillage and
                 increases yields"
                Reports from UK and Zambia
    Speaker: Dick Godwin, HAU

    15 mins   Discussion




    • 06 Dec 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:30
    • Throws Farm Conference Centre, Stebbing, Dunmow, Essex CM6 3AQ

    Soil&Water2017

    Annual Winter Conference
    Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

    Provisional programme

    10 mins  Welcome and introductions

    30 mins  Bio/Eco systems:
                 “Earthworms – nature’s plough”
    Speaker: Lucy Crockford, HAU

    30 mins  What amendments work?
                 “Not all bullshit is good for your soil”
    Speaker: Simon Jeffery, HAU

    15 mins  Refreshments

    30 mins  Drainage advances:
                “Drain the problem not the field”
    Speaker: To be confirmed

    30 mins  Farm drainage case studies.

    75 mins  Lunch

    45 mins  Strip Till/Cover Cropping:
                "Less is more – let nature do some of
                 the work"
    Speaker: Victor Leforestier, France

    15 mins  Farm Strip Till/Cover Cropping case
                studies

    30 mins  Harper Tillage and Traffic Projects:
                "Less traffic reduces tillage and
                 increases yields"
                Reports from UK and Zambia
    Speaker: Dick Godwin, HAU

    15 mins   Discussion




    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:30
    • Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FR

    Soil&Water2017

    Annual Winter Conference
    Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

    Provisional programme

    10 mins  Welcome and introductions

    30 mins  Bio/Eco systems:
                 “Earthworms – nature’s plough”
    Speaker: Lucy Crockford, HAU

    30 mins  What amendments work?
                 “Not all bullshit is good for your soil”
    Speaker: Simon Jeffery, HAU

    15 mins  Refreshments

    30 mins  Drainage advances:
                “Drain the problem not the field”
    Speaker: To be confirmed

    30 mins  Farm drainage case studies.

    75 mins  Lunch

    45 mins  Strip Till/Cover Cropping:
                "Less is more – let nature do some of
                 the work"
    Speaker: Victor Leforestier, France

    15 mins  Farm Strip Till/Cover Cropping case
                studies

    30 mins  Harper Tillage and Traffic Projects:
                "Less traffic reduces tillage and
                 increases yields"
                Reports from UK and Zambia
    Speaker: Dick Godwin, HAU

    15 mins   Discussion




Past events

07 Jun 2017 Soil Biology - The Life Beneath Your Feet - Woburn
15 Mar 2017 Improving Your Soil Health - Thurloxton
08 Mar 2017 Visit to two CTF farms - Norfolk
02 Mar 2017 Improving Your Soil Health
28 Feb 2017 Visit to two CTF farms - Leicestershire
23 Feb 2017 Improving Your Soils - Cultivations
16 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Heckfield
10 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Itteringham
09 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Norwich
08 Feb 2017 Understanding and Improving Your Soils
07 Feb 2017 Soil Health and Catchment Sensitive Farming
07 Feb 2017 Improving your Soils - cultivations
03 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Ipswich
02 Feb 2017 Maize Production for Dairy and AD
01 Feb 2017 Improving your soil health
27 Jan 2017 Improving your soil health
23 Jan 2017 Improving your Soil health and cultivations management
20 Jan 2017 How healthy is your soil?
19 Jan 2017 Improving Soil Health
11 Jan 2017 Sustainable Soil Management - with a particular focus on spring cropping
12 Dec 2016 Living soils for productive farms
06 Dec 2016 Sustainable Soil Management - with a particular focus on spring cropping
10 Nov 2016 Drones for Farming conference
24 Mar 2016 A day exploring CTF in organic and conventional farm contexts
23 Mar 2016 Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) Training Day
16 Feb 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
28 Jan 2016 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
21 Jan 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
21 Jan 2016 Cover, catch or companion crops - what are the benefits?
20 Jan 2016 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
20 Jan 2016 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
19 Jan 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
14 Jan 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
01 Dec 2015 Managing soils for profit and restoration
01 Dec 2015 Soil health under the microscope
25 Nov 2015 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
24 Nov 2015 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
19 Nov 2015 Tillage Farming’s Big Challenge, Lessons from America @ Harper Adams University
19 Nov 2015 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
17 Nov 2015 Tillage Farming’s Big Challenge, Lessons from America @ Throws Farm
11 Nov 2015 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
10 Nov 2015 Managing soils for profit and restoration
10 Nov 2015 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
05 Nov 2015 Drones for Farming Conference 2015
04 Nov 2015 Managing soils for profit and restoration
03 Nov 2015 Cover, catch or companion crops - what's the difference?
06 Jul 2015 River Eye Summer Farm Walk
30 Jun 2015 Re-thinking Agricultural Systems: A Farmers Perspective
17 Jun 2015 CTF 2015 - 2nd International CTF Conference, 17-19 June, 2015
19 Mar 2015 Cover Crops, Precision Farming and More… - Tweed, Aln, Coquet and Coastal streams (25)
12 Mar 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Rivers Test and Itchen (29)
11 Mar 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Lower Lune Catchments. (52)
10 Mar 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - River Nidd partnership (8, C)
03 Mar 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Little Ouse
02 Mar 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Duddon and Kent & Leven Catchments. (42)
26 Feb 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - River Eye (39)
25 Feb 2015 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - River Nidd, Yorkshire
24 Feb 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - River Mease (56)
19 Feb 2015 Soil management for arable farmers - Upper Roding, Upper Lee & Stort, Mimmshall Brook (50, 55)
12 Feb 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Pevensey (40)
10 Feb 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Mimshall Brook, Upper Roding and Upper Lee & Upper Stort (50, 55)
10 Feb 2015 Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers
06 Feb 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - Cam and Granta
04 Feb 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - The Waver, Wampool and Ellen Catchments (19)
03 Feb 2015 CTF and Precision Farming in Action
30 Jan 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - River Eye (39)
29 Jan 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - Tweed, Aln and Coquet (25)
29 Jan 2015 Precision farming and Nitrogen Management workshops - Hampshire / Sussex (G)
26 Jan 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Lower Lune (52)
20 Jan 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers
20 Jan 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Perry, Roden, Tern, Worfe and Meres and Mosses. (3, 57, 58)
19 Jan 2015 Soil management for arable - Perry, Roden, Tern, Worfe and Meres and Mosses (57)
15 Jan 2015 The function, agricultural value and management of healthy soils - Eastern Rother
10 Dec 2014 Precision farming and Nitrogen Management workshops - Little Ouse (10b)
02 Dec 2014 Precision farming and Nitrogen Management workshops - Eden and Medway, Kent (59)
21 Nov 2014 CTF Member day
13 Nov 2014 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - River Teme
06 Nov 2014 Drones in Farming
05 Nov 2014 Precision Farming workshop - Solway & West Cumbrian Catchments
04 Nov 2014 Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers
31 Oct 2014 Soil management for arable farmers - River Nidd
28 Oct 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - Lower Clun, Teme
19 Mar 2014 Repairing Damaged Soils workshop - River Mease (56)
04 Mar 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Northumbria - 25
25 Feb 2014 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Arun and Western Rother Catchment, Sussex - 41
19 Feb 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Bedfordshire - A
12 Feb 2014 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Stour, Kent - 37
11 Feb 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Hampshire/Wiltshire - 24
10 Feb 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - River tern (49b)
31 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - North West, Lancaster - 52
30 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - North West, Keswick- 34
23 Jan 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - Rivers Test and Itchen, 29
22 Jan 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Stour, Kent - 37
20 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - Yorkshire - 8
15 Jan 2014 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Bedfordshire - A
14 Jan 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - East Riding of Yorkshire (6)
13 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - Northumberland - 25
10 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - West Midlands - 49a
09 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - Cam & Granta - 51
19 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - Little Ouse South East
18 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - Anglia North
14 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - Chelmer & Blackwater - (H)
06 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - River Ribble (47)
05 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - Bassenthwaite lakes (34)

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