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Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - River Eye (39)

  • 26 Feb 2015
  • 10:00 - 13:00
  • Buckminster Barn, Buckminster Farms Ltd Back Street Buckminster GRANTHAM Lincolnshire NG33 5RS GB
  • 19


  • ADAS will be covering – Nitrogen management with HGCA LearN and AutoN research results

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HGCA/CSF nitrogen and cover crops Event

Update your knowledge on nitrogen efficiency and current approaches, opportunities for using cover crops in arable rotations for soil improvement nitrogen conservation and weed control. It will also include an up to date review of cover crops and the results of this year’s field trials including a visit to a local site.

09:00 – Welcome refreshments and registration
09:30 – Update on Cap reform and greening – George Cook from Farm Advisory 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

 event is jointly sponsored and funded by the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) and Catchment Sensitive Farming and kindly hosted by Buckminster farms


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