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What is Soils & Water 2018?

An essential conference for farmers, researchers and policy makers, celebrating 25 years of research into soils, water and the environment.

This two-day conference will provide attendees with an exciting opportunity to influence the future research programme and inform future policy decisions.

The ticket price includes a one-night stay at nearby Barnsdale Lodge Hotel with a conference dinner featuring guest speaker Prof Richard Bardgett. Meals over the two days will also be provided.

Programme

Tuesday 13th February - Day one: The research

Chaired by Prof. Keith Goulding, Sustainable Soils Research Fellow, Rothamsted Research

  • 10.00 Arrive

  • 10.30 Introduction to the conference - Keith Goulding

  • The Allerton Project and soils: an overview - Professor Chris Stoate

  • Collaborative soil science research between the Allerton Project and Cranfield University: what have we learnt over the past 15 years? - Jane Rickson, Prof. of Soil Erosion and Conservation, Cranfield Institute

  • Managing agricultural land to reduce flooding and diffuse pollution - John Quinton, Prof. of Soil Science,
    Lancaster University

  • Practical tools to promote Sustainable Catchment Management - Prof. Martyn Silgram, Senior Consultant, Soils, Agriculture and Water Quality, RSK ADAS

  • Current soil science research at the Allerton Project: from sustainable intensification to investigating soil health - Felicity Crotty

  • 12.20 Lunch

  • 13.20 Visit to the Allerton Project Pioneer Field

  • What does good soil look like? Experts will discuss a range of soil properties in a practical setting.

  • Panel discussion - The Future for UK Soils - Good Soils, Healthy Environment, Practical Policy?

  • River water quality – impacts, effects and solutions - Paul Knight, Salmon & Trout Conservation

  • Soils and crop nutrition - Mark Tucker, YARA

  • The importance of soil management in the Good Growth Plan - Jeremy Dyson, Syngenta

  • 16.30 Closing remarks and depart for accommodation

  • Evening Conference dinner at Barnsdale Lodge with guest speaker Prof Richard Bardgett, University of Manchester. Scientist and Author – “Earth Matters: How Soil Underlies Civilisation”.

Wednesday 14th February - Day two: Soils on the farm

Chaired by Mike Hambly, NFU Crops Board

  • 9.00 Arrive

  • 9.15 Welcome and introduction - Mike Hambly

  • Managing soils on an arable farm - John Pawsey

  • The benefits and challenges of a mixed farm - Will Armitage

  • Soils on a dairy farm - Robert Craig

  • 11.00 Coffee

  • 11.30 The challenges of a heavy clay farm - Phil Jarvis

  • Panel discussion

  • 12.45 Lunch

  • 13.45 Farm walk

  • Stop one: Cultivations and soil health - James Dale and Dale Drills

  • Stop two: Cover crops - Richard Barnes, Kings

  • Stop three: Catchment scale working - Professor Chris Stoate

  • Stop four: Rotations and soil health - Alastair Leake Professor and Prof. Jonathan Leake of Sheffield University

  • 15.30 Facilitators feedback - Mike Hambly

  • 16.00 Closing remarks and depart

Contact

If you need more information please contact Katy Machin on 01572 717220 or kmachin@gwct.org.uk.

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