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Biochar for soil and livestock health

Event date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30

Are you a farmer interested in the multiple benefits that biochar brings to both soil and stock health? Biochar can alter the physical, chemical and biological nature of soil. Not only does it add carbon to your soil it can also slow down leaching and improve crop growth, potentially leading to higher yields when applied with other amendments such as cow manure.

During this event results from the Innovative Farmers 'Biochar for soil and livestock health' field lab will be assessed, and details on how to get involved in the next biochar field lab are discussed. 

The Innovative Farmers have several speakers at this event, including:

- Farmer Rich Copley of the BioRich project, who will share his experience of a field lab feeding charcoal to cattle and measuring the subsequent impacts of biochar on manure and the soil.

- Researcher Donna Udall of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University who has led the research analysis on the biochar field lab

- Chris Thomas from ADAS who will share how interested farmers can join a field lab with a team of farmers looking further into the effect of biochar on stock and soil health, as part of an European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project

- Jerry Alford, coordinator of the Innovative Farmers biochar field lab who will be sharing about the benefits of a field lab and how it works, followed by a discussion time for those who are interested in joining the next EIP biochar field lab.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at this free event held at Abergavenny Community Centre on the 3rd October (10am-1:30pm) and can be booked online.

LOCATION: Abergavenny Community Centre, Park Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5YB