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GREATsoils project key findings Fife

GREATsoils project key findings Fife

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:45

Venue

The Stables

Falkland Estate

Falkland

Fife, KY15 7AF

More information

Vegetable growers are invited to come along to this meeting which will summarise some of the key project findings from Fife growers (Balbirnie Estates) - impact of composts on soil health in carrot rotations, and from grower groups across the UK. 

This meeting is being held as part of the AHDB-funded GREATsoils project CP 107b. The project aims to evaluate soil assessment methods for growers, improve growers’ confidence in measuring soil health and disseminate project findings to a wide range of levy payers, growers, advisors and other stakeholders. 

The event will be led by Dr Audrey Litterick, Soil Scientist at Earthcare Technical and will include a session on key findings of the grower trials with Anja Vieweger of the Organic Research Centre.

Who should come? 

The workshops are aimed at growers, but may also be useful for farmers and advisors. We expect that growers will already have a basic understanding of the link between soil health and plant health and will be looking to understand more about this and how soil testing can be used to strengthen their growing system.

How do I book?

Click on this link to go to the Eventbrite page

 

10/01/2018 - 10:00 to 13:45
 
IfA Reduce antibiotic use and increase profit - strategies for dairy farming

IfA Reduce antibiotic use and increase profit - strategies for dairy farming

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Reduce antibiotic use and increase profit...strategies for successful dairy farming

Join IfA’s livestock team for a morning workshop discussing practical strategies to reduce antibiotic use on dairy farms

Participants will go home …

  • better informed about reducing antibiotic use on dairy farms
  • with practical, time saving strategies to introduce on farm
  • informed about the economic gains that can be made from reducing antibiotic use
  • motivated to play our own parts in giving our children, and theirs, a realistic chance of avoiding the possibly fatal consequences of an antibiotic-resistant infection

Places are limited, so booking is essential

Lunch provided

Dairy Pro points available

An Innovation for Agriculture event funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Supported by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association

Innovation for Agriculture: Web: www.i4agri.org Email: [email protected] Tel: 02476 692470

10/01/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30
 
Nottingham Farming Conference
11/01/2018 - 09:00 to 16:45
 
AFINET Trees and Vegetables Gloucestershire

AFINET Trees and Vegetables Gloucestershire

Event date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:30 to 17:00

Do you have agroforestry on your land? Would you like to share your experiences with others? Are you interested in planting more trees on your farm?

If so, you are warmly invited to join us at Duchy Home Farm for the first meeting of a group of growers and others with a common interest in agroforestry and vegetable growing. The group will be facilitated by the Organic Research Centre and Abacus Agriculture.

The meeting will start with lunch at 12.30, after lunch Fred Bonestroo head grower will give us a guided tour around the vegetable agroforestry system. Then we'll head back inside for tea, cake and an opportunity to ask more questions, share experiences and get to know how others are faring on their agroforestry journey.

Venue

Duchy Home Farm

Tetbury

Gloucestershire

How to book?

Click this link to book.

11/01/2018 - 12:30 to 17:00
 
 
 
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ARTIS Training: Improving soil biology for better yields
15/01/2018 - 12:45
 
SOYL Winter Workshop Bury St Edmunds

SOYL Winter Workshop Bury St Edmunds

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 09:45 to 16:45
SOYL's winter workshops are an ideal opportunity to find out what's new in precision farming technology. Places need to be booked and are limited, so book early to secure your place. Topics covered will include:
  • How data can support decisions and improve productivity. Real data analysis will show how different layers interact in a real arable situation.
  • Benefits from using multiple precision services
  • A detailed look at managing the physical, chemical and biological state of our soils including precision soil health, magnesium management, trace elements and
  • targeted cultivations
  • Nitrogen Decision Making for spring 2018 - a look at current season data and how it can be combined with precision management to improve crop yield
  • A look at some new developments aimed at improving decision making and profitability of grass crops
  • Integrated Precision Data Management - MySOYL allows all your precision data to be managed and analysed in one location, offers the latest developments including yield map tools, shows improved data analysis and real time weather will be shown for the first time.
Places are limited so early booking is advised.
 
To book your free place call 01635 204190, email [email protected] or fill in the registration form below. 

Location: Ravenwood Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

16/01/2018 - 09:45 to 16:45
 
Winter Cauliflower / Spring greens trials open day and evening conference

Winter Cauliflower / Spring greens trials open day and evening conference

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 14:00 to 21:00

ADDRESS: 

TREVARNON FARM, GWITHIAN, CORNWALL, TR27 5EB

 Wednesday 17th January 2018

Field Trials Open Day – 2.00 – 4.30pm.  Variety Trials. Time of Planting Trials. Results to date. Observation of plots.

Seed representatives, AHDB and Duchy College staff present.

Evening Conference at the Tregenna Castle Hotel. St Ives. TR26 2DE

7.00pm Refreshments

7.30 pm Trials update – Bill Herring  Duchy College

7.45 – 8.40 Seed House updates. (6 Seed houses represented) Breeding priorities. New products and introductions.

8.40 – 9.00 Spore trapping for Ringspot and Light Leaf spot in West Cornwall , mid October to present date. Results to date and control options. (Syngenta)

9.00 Questions from the floor to all speakers.

17/01/2018 - 14:00 to 21:00
 
 
 
 
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ARTIS Training: Optimising nutrient management for field vegetables

ARTIS Training: Optimising nutrient management for field vegetables

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:45

Location: Cambridgeshire

This course is designed for individuals wanting to optimise yields and quality and apply the latest thinking on the management of soil nutrient supply and plant uptake of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulphur (S), magnesium (Mg) and micro - nutrients for field horticultural crops.

For more information or to book your place please click here

23/01/2018 - 09:30 to 16:45
 
AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds: Agronomy 2018, Irchester

AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds: Agronomy 2018, Irchester

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:45 to 13:45

Inspiring event for cereals and oilseeds growers, focussing on the integration of applied technical research and on-farm practice.

Topics selected to allow regionally relevant discussion with farmers, agronomists and scientists. 

Location: The Practical Room, Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7EU.

For more information please click here

23/01/2018 - 09:45 to 13:45
 
Innovate UK: Emerging imaging technologies in Agri-Food workshop

Innovate UK: Emerging imaging technologies in Agri-Food workshop

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

The workshop will feature a range of speakers from the agri-food and imaging sectors, presenting examples of ongoing projects

The agri-food sector faces many challenges, particularly the need to increase production to feed a growing population whilst limiting environmental impacts. The decreasing cost of cameras and sensors as well as a huge increase in computing power means that new imaging technologies are now viable options for the agri-food sector. These emerging imaging technologies will add value across the sector, from optimising inputs using precision agriculture to increasing the efficiency of food manufacturing lines. You can read an overview of recent sector developments here.

Location: The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham

For more information please click here

23/01/2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
 
ARTIS Training: The benefit of cover crops in arable systems, Cambridge

ARTIS Training: The benefit of cover crops in arable systems, Cambridge

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:00

Trainer: Nathan Morris, NIAB
Aimed at individuals already growing cover crops or for those who would like to include cover crops in the rotation. Specifically developed for using cover crops in the arable rotation. 

For more information and to book your place please click here

24/01/2018 - 09:30 to 15:00
 
Agri Tech East Counting the cost (and value) of Natural Capital, Norwich

Agri Tech East Counting the cost (and value) of Natural Capital, Norwich

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:30

Venue: Norwich Research Park, Centrum, Norwich, NR4 7UG

Defining the benefits we get from nature is not easy. Attempts to develop metrics to quantify the sustainability of agriculture, the health of soils and the benefits from certain insects for example remain a Holy Grail for research and industry and often rely on anecdote and observation to demonstrate impact.

For more information please click here.

24/01/2018 - 16:00 to 18:30
 
AFINET Agroforestry workshop Shropshire

AFINET Agroforestry workshop Shropshire

Event date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:30

Venue: The Farm, Longnore, Shropshire

Do you have agroforestry on your land? would you like to share your experiences with others? Are you interested in planting more trees on your farm?

If so you are warmly invited to join us at Home Farm in Shropshire for the first livestock group meeting o the UK Agroforestry Network.

For more infomraiton on the day and the programme, please click here

25/01/2018 - 11:00 to 16:30
 
SOYL Winter Workshop Norwich

SOYL Winter Workshop Norwich

Event date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
SOYL's winter workshops are an ideal opportunity to find out what's new in precision farming technology. Places need to be booked and are limited, so book early to secure your place. Topics covered will include:
  • How data can support decisions and improve productivity. Real data analysis will show how different layers interact in a real arable situation.
  • Benefits from using multiple precision services
  • A detailed look at managing the physical, chemical and biological state of our soils including precision soil health, magnesium management, trace elements and
  • targeted cultivations
  • Nitrogen Decision Making for spring 2018 - a look at current season data and how it can be combined with precision management to improve crop yield
  • A look at some new developments aimed at improving decision making and profitability of grass crops
  • Integrated Precision Data Management - MySOYL allows all your precision data to be managed and analysed in one location, offers the latest developments including yield map tools, shows improved data analysis and real time weather will be shown for the first time.
Places are limited so early booking is advised.
 
To book your free place call 01635 204190, email [email protected] or fill in the registration form below. 

 

Location: Dunston Hall, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR14 8PQ

26/01/2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
 
 
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Stewarding Your Soil Oxfordshire

Stewarding Your Soil Oxfordshire

Event date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 09:15 to 16:15

How to manage the beneficial organisms in and for your soil, with Dave Beecher.

This course is relevant to farmers and growers, and gardeners – and the likes of gardening/agricultural researchers and journalists. The focus of the day will be practical, considering how the soil health principles discussed apply in real life and how we translate them into practice. It will act as a good introduction for those wanting to get started on both understanding soil biology and supporting its healthy development.

For more information on the course and how to book, please click here

Venue Sandy Lane Farm, Sandy Lane, Tiddington, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2LA

28/01/2018 - 09:15 to 16:15
 
 
AAB: Rethinking British Agricultural Systems - linking agri science to post Brexit UK agricultural policy

AAB: Rethinking British Agricultural Systems - linking agri science to post Brexit UK agricultural policy

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:30 to 19:00

This is the third conference in the series. The meeting will bring together leading authorities on farming systems, agricultural economics, agriculture policy, agroecology, food chains and political science to explore how Brexit may be used as an opportunity to (metaphorically) pause and consider how UK agriculture might be shaped to better fulfil the needs of the British community. There will be a strong workshop emphasis and the organisers aim to use this meeting as a springboard for the production of a small number position papers aimed at UK government.

Venue: Society of Chemical Industry, 14/15 Belgrave Square, Belgrave, London, SW1X 8PS

For more information please click here

30/01/2018 - 09:30 to 19:00
 
Stewarding your soil Devon

Stewarding your soil Devon

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:30

How to manage the beneficial organisms in and for your soil, with Dave Beecher.

This course is relevant to farmers and growers, and gardeners – and the likes of gardening/agricultural researchers and journalists. The focus of the day will be practical, considering how the soil health principles discussed apply in real life and how we translate them into practice. It will act as a good introduction for those wanting to get started on both understanding soil biology and supporting its healthy development.

For more information on the course and how to book, please click here

Venue: West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9TG

30/01/2018 - 09:30 to 16:30
 
Intercropping field lab

Intercropping field lab

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Venue: Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, RG20 0HR

If you are applying for funding from the DIVERSify project for on-farm trials and demonstration of ‘plant teams’ then please bring along your applications (you can download a copy of the application form here). Charlotte Bickler (ORC) and Laura Tippin (LEAF) will run a surgery to help with the process and explore trial design. Applications need to be submitted to us for the 2018 season by February 9th so this will hopefully be a great opportunity for you to refine your plans and share ideas. Please let [email protected] know if you plan on attending, and do not hesitate to get in touch with any further questions.

View programme for the event here

We will finish before lunch, however if you would like to join us for lunch at a local pub then let Charlotte know and she will add you to the table booking.

30/01/2018 - 10:00 to 16:30
 
Reduce antibiotic use and increase profit, strategies for successful beef farming.

Reduce antibiotic use and increase profit, strategies for successful beef farming.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00

Join Innovation for Agriculture's livestock team for an afternoon workshop discussing practical strategies to reduce antibiotic use on beef farms.

Venue: Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Participants will go home....

  • better informed about reducing antibiotic use on beef farms
  • with practical, time saving strategies to introduce on beef farms
  • informed about the economic gains that can be made from reducing antibiotic use
  • motivated to play our own parts in giving our children and theirs a realistic change of avoiding the possibly fatal consequences of an antibiotic resistant infection

Book your free place here

30/01/2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
 
 
 
 
 
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