Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Cover Crops, Precision Farming and More… - Tweed, Aln, Coquet and Coastal streams (25)

  • 19 Mar 2015
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • The Fenton Centre, West Fenton, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6JL
  • 25


  • Soil Biology Workshop registration

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Strategies to Improve Fertiliser Efficiency and Save £s on Your Farm

Short presentations on
  • Using precision farming to improve fertiliser efficiency, James Taylor, Precision farming specialist, Newcastle University
  • Practical software tools for N efficient rotation design, Julia Cooper, Soil scientist, Newcastle University
  • Innovative use of cover crops for weed control, Niall Atkinson, Agrovista
  • Experiences of systems in practice at West Fenton, Simon Henderson, organic farmer
  • Soil biology assessments – bring your own soil , Paul Muto & Stuart Moss, CSF
Farm walk looking at innovative use of cover crops and min till on the farm, Simon Henderson
  • Machinery suitable for cultivation and drilling in cover crop/min till systems
  • Cover crops in the field
  • Hands on soil assessments
Lunch provided, BASIS/FACTS NRoSO points available

The event is jointly sponsored and funded by the Soil & Water Management Centre and Catchment Sensitive Farming


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