AHDB Managing Soil Health Workshop - Gloucester

November 15th, 2017 10:00 AM  
through   3:30 PM
Hallmark Hotel
Robinswood Hill
United Kingdom

AHDB would like to invite farmers, growers, advisors and industry partners to join our industry workshops to shape the direction of new research on soil health.

The workshop will be led by Dr Elizabeth Stockdale, lead scientist on AHDB-BBRO Soil Biology and Soil Health partnership and Head of Farming Systems Research at NIAB.

The Soil Biology and Soil Health team is bringing together the best research and the most effective practical approaches to soil management on-farm.

Farmers and growers are invited to take part in the project launch events which will:

  • Summarise the state-of-the-art from research in soil biology and health and ask for input on the best ways to share this information with the grower on the ground
  • Present a proposed “soil health scorecard” and seek feedback ahead of piloting through the farmer-research innovation groups
  • Listen to the questions of farmers and growers; identify challenges and opportunities that the programme should tackle in soil biology and soil health on-farm;
  • Explain how farmers and growers can get involved in the farmer-research innovation groups.

This is your opportunity to speak to soil experts and share best practice with other farmers, growers and agronomists.
This is our opportunity for the research partnership team to seek feedback on the broad range of novel soil management research and how we can translate information back to the farmers and growers on the ground.


10.00 Registration, tea & coffee

10.30 Introduction to the Soil Biology and Health Research Programme: aims and outline of planned work (2017-2021)

11.00 What we know so far – A summary of the current research in soil biology

11.45 Identifying the key messages for farmers and growers and the best ways to share them with those on the ground

12.30 Lunch and demonstrations

13.15 Sharing ideas on a soil health scorecard

14.00 Identifying the key issues for farmers and growers that the programme should address

15.00 What next? How can farmers and growers get involved?

15.30 Close

The Managing Soil Health Workshop will take place on:

Monday 13 November - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Cockle Park Farm, Newcastle University, Morpeth NE61 3EB
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Wednesday 15 November - 10:00am - 3:30pm
Hallmark Hotel, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester GL4 6EA 
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