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Soil Health - The Life Beneath Your Feet
Thu 8 December 2016, 10:00 – 15:00 GMT
Join Stephen Briggs, Innovation for Agriculture's Soil & Water Manager for two days of interactive workshops on soil health biology, including a unique opportunity to examine the life beneath our feet under a microscope.
10:00hrs - 15:00hrs (approx finish)
Tea & coffee from 09:30hrs - lunch provided
Day 1: 7th December 2016
Understanding Soil Health | What is healthy soil? Why is structure important? What role does soil health play in crop nutrition? Soil as a habitat.
Soil Biology | What is it? Why is it important? What impact does farming have? How can we help it thrive?
Practical Soil Health | How can we avoid damaging our soils? How can we build soil health?
Measuring Soil Health | What do we want to measure? What tests are available and what do they tell us? When should we test?
Day 2: 8th December 2016
Farm Walk with Tim May at the Kingsclere Estate | Restructuring a farming business to put soil health at its core.
Soil Biology Under the Microscope | A unique opportunity to examine soil life under the microscope.
FREE TO ATTEND
Book for one or both days
Organised by Innovation for Agriculture and The Newbury & District Agricultural Society
Sponsored by the Englefield Trust