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BGS BSSS Winter Meeting - Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure and organic matter

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:15 to 16:15
Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure and organic matter aims to highlight the importance of soil structure and organic matter and discuss how managing for both can bring benefits.  A range of speakers from different backgrounds, both scientific and farming, will ensure an interesting day with plenty to discuss.The day will include a short practical session on evaluating soils as well time for discussion.
Invited speakers
Jenni Dungait (Independent Consultant) - The importance of soil organic matter for soil quality
Katya Klump and Abad Chabbi (INRA, France) - Grazing management for soil organic matter and structure
Samuel Clarke (Clarke Farming Partnership Ltd) - Benefits of grassland in arable systems 
Paul Newell-Price (ADAS) - Managing soil structure in UK grasslands
Hein Korevaar and Hein ten Berg (WUR, Wageningen, Netherlands) - Soil testing, nutrients and soil quality
Rosemary Collins and Christina Marley (IBERS) - Approaches to breeding forages for improved soil structure
Call for posters
Do you have work that you would like to share and discuss?  We would like to invite poster submissions from anyone with work on all aspects of soil organic matter, structure and management. It would be great to have posters from all sectors of BGS - science, commercial or farmer – to strengthen our science into practice theme. A two-minute slot to describe your poster is a regular feature – will you accept the challenge to keep to time?!  For details on how to submit a poster click here.
The event is open to members and non-members.  Members of BGS and BSSS receive a discount on the attendance fee.  

Location: Arden Hotel & Leisure Club, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EH.  

More information available here