GREATsoils has used grower field trials, field labs, case studies and workshops to assess current soil testing tools and what they mean for growers in the field. We’ve also been looking at interventions that growers can make to improve their systems from short and long term green manures, to engineering the landscape, adding digestate, or working in closer cooperation in rotations on rented land. This webinar will cover what we’ve learned, and will increase your knowledge of the potential business and agronomic benefits of paying greater attention to soil.
This webinar covers what we mean by Soil Health (taking a holistic view of the chemistry, biology and physics of soil); threats and opportunities to your business (in the short term and longer term); benefits (including financial) from managing the health of your soil. Presenter: Martin Wood, Earthcare Technical Ltd.
This webinar covers what to measure in order to get a handle on the health of your soil; overview of lab tests (including Albrecht, NRM Soil Health test and Soil Food Web) and in-field assessments; what to do with the results.
Presenter: Martin Wood, Earthcare Technical Ltd.
This webinar covers the benefits of different types of organic manures (farmyard manure, compost, digestive); using organic manures for maximum advantage (timing of use, integrating with fertilisers); practical and regulatory considerations (environmental regs and buyer protocols). Presenter: Martin Wood, Earthcare Technical Ltd.
This webinar covers the practicalities of using short term (or catch crop) green manures in intensive horticultural rotations; which species of green manures can be used; when in the rotation to sow and incorporate the green manure, and which crops are most suited to preceding or following short term green manures. Presenter: Ian Wilkinson, Managing Director at Cotswold Seeds Ltd
GREATsoils is a programme of work funded by AHDB Horticulture. Work includes projects CP 107; CP 107b; CP 107c and CP 107d. AHDB Horticulture project CP 107b Growing Efficient and thriving GREATsoils is run by a consortium which includes Earthcare Technical Ltd, The Organic Research Centre and The Soil Association.