Seminars with Iain Tolhurst: Irrigation and Water Management for Growers
29 July 2013 10:00 - 29 July 2013 16:00
Walled Garden Shed, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD. Reading
Irrigation and water management for growers.
Everything (well almost) you need to know about irrigation from tunnels up to field scale. The weather is a fickle thing and can leave you high and dry some years or flood you out the next. So you will need to be well equipped to cope with a dry summer and even in a normal year irrigation is an important tool to maintaining yields, continuity, and quality produce. You also need to be able to avoid the problems of excessive water as flooding will do great damage to crops. With greater variability of weather patterns we need to develop more resilience in our systems of horticulture.
After lunch there will be a tour of the fields and walled garden crops to see how various irrigation systems work in practice. At Hardwick we have a range of irrigation systems and sources of water and are well placed to demonstrate most aspects of modern irrigation. The workshop will draw on the experiences of all delegates and will make the best use of participative training techniques to explore this complex subject.
Lunch is for many a highlight of the day, as much as possible of the food is from the farm with everything including the tea and coffee being organic. The day starts and ends with tea/coffee/biscuits and you will find great company to chat with in a beautiful environment.
All seminars start at 10am and last for 6 hours, including lunch. Cost is £55 + VAT. Discounts apply.