Buzzing About Grassland
10.30am, 26th July, Caithness
Northern Sands Hotel, Dunnet
Species rich grassland meadows are an important part of our farming landscape; providing habitats for birds, pollinators, and areas of nutritionally low fodder to manage sheep condition on.
How can we better utilise these areas within our farming systems- and what revenue is available for managing these areas through AECS?
Grazing expert Michael Blanche will take us through the grazing systems, detailing how we can make the most of the grass that we have, before moving outside into the fields to look at different types of grassland and how they can be managed.
Speakers include: Michael Blanche, Davie Black (Plantlife), Katy Malone (Bumblebee Conservation Trust), Alison Searl (RSPB) and Sarah Allison (Soil Association Scotland)
The meeting will be followed by soup and sandwiches.
Funding is provided through SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union) with partner funding from Scottish Water, RSPB Scotland and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. (This event is part of a wider KTIF programme, Farming With Nature.)