Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Rivers Test and Itchen (29)

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • 12:30 - 16:30
  • Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney, Oxford Road, Hampshire, SO21 3JG
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Soil Biology and organic matter workshop

You are invited to this free half day meeting focusing on soil biology, soil structure, organic matter, field traffic management and sources of advice. Speakers will cover the theory, management options, local experiences and where to start. The workshop aims to address the issues in a practical and informative way so that you will be inspired to look at your soils with new knowledge and understanding.

12:30 Lunch and Welcome
1.05 Introduction. Serena Leadlay, CSF
1:15 Understanding and managing soil biology & organic matter. Stephen Briggs, AbacusAgri
2.00 A practical look at soil organisms. Dr Matthew Shepherd, senior specialist in soil biodiversity, Natural England.
2:40 Afternoon tea
2:55 Advanced soil testing & sustainable soil chemistry. Kevin Ashford, Regional Soil Agronomist, Sustainable Soil Management.
3:35 Soil structure and field traffic management. Tim Chamen, Smart Agri-Systems
4:15 Questions
4:30 Close & Depart

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

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