Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Soil&Water2017 - Shropshire

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


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Your registration will require a code but will be paid for centrally by Agrii - contact Andrew Richards for the code
  • Free registration for current HAU students, but not including lunch. Contact for the code
  • Registration for members after the 24th October 2017.
    Thank you if you have already registered under "Expression of Interest". Please click on "New registration" when given the option.
  • Membership is just £30 per annum.
  • Free ticket for speakers and sponsors. Registration code required

Registration is closed


Annual Winter Conference
Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

*5 BASIS (E) and 2 NRoSO points have been allocated to this conference*


08.15  Pre-ordered breakfasts in conference hall

09.00  Light refreshments

09.20  Welcome and introductions

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

10.00  What amendments work?
             “Not all bullsh*t is good for your soil”
Speaker: Simon Jeffery, HAU

10.30  Refreshments

11.00  Drainage advances:
            “Drain the problem not the field”
Speaker: Fred Clarke, Mastenbroek

11.30  Farm drainage case studies
            Tim & Chris Smith, D.H. & E.B. Smith & Sons
            Andrew Williamson, Upper Overton

12.00  Quick-fire commercials
            John Deere
            William Morfoot Ltd
            Grange Machinery

12.30  Lunch, networking, displays and optional visits

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

14.45  Farm Strip Till/Cover Cropping case studies
            Martin Lole, Springfield Farms
            Clive Bailye, TWB Farms

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

15.45  Summary and rounding off

16.00  Close

Also present and sponsoring the conference



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