Free Workshop on: Making the most of Grassland - South West West

This event has been organised by Natural England

Oct. 21, 2015: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00 | Francis Court, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LW

Grassland, soil structure, soil pits, nutrients, grazing, silage, re-seeding, conserved forage.

Catchment Sensitive Farming invites you to a FREE Workshop on: Making the most of Grassland.

Venue: Francis Court, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LW. By kind permission of David Ackland.
Date and Time: Wednesday 21st October 2015 - 10am registration and coffee - 2pm with a light lunch.

 

The event will be led by John Morgan, a specialist in making the most of low cost forage on farm to increase farm profits. Also present will be John Grylls, a highly experienced soil scientist.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • The importance of good soil structure and management to reduce compaction. Digging of soil pits to assess soil structure and discuss impact on nutrient availability, crop yield and water holding capacity.

  • How to improve nutrient uptake and reduce run-off.

  • Improve grass grazing and silage making, and look at re-seeding options.

  • On farm discussions on improving grassland utilization, assessing existing swards, grass measuring and grazing strategies.

  • The financial costs and benefits of making the most of grazed grass and conserved gains from good nutrient planning.

 

- Light lunch is available.
- BASIS & NRoSO CPD points applied for.
 
These workshops will be "in the field" so please wear suitable clothing and footware.

 

Booking is essential.
To book your FREE place. Telephone: 08453 713399 or Email:bookings@adas.co.uk.
When booking please give your name, address, contact number, CPH and SBI number.

If you would like to find out more about the event or Catchment Sensitive Farming in your area and what is on offer, please contact your local Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer: Rob Lamboll on 07803 228405 or Email:robert.lamboll@naturalengland.org.uk.