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Understanding Soil Health on Horticulture Operations

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 09:30 to 16:30

by Niels Corfield Courses & Workshops

 

ROOTS MAKE SOIL: 

A one-day course on the principles of soil health, using problem-based learning.

Learn what the soil health principles are, where they are gleaned from and how their application improves- and creates soil crumb structure.

Living Roots - Covered Soil - Minimal Disturbance - Diversity

The soil health principles work. From large farms to market gardens, when implemented doggedly they bring real results: better soil structure, healthier crops and more consistent yields. What's more, the growers that have most rigorously applied these principles have the more profitable operations today.

Topics/Structure

- Regenerative Agriculture – The Broader Context

- Empirical case for good soil management

- Defining soil health

- Soil Health Principles

- Evidencing soil health

- Aggregation and crumb structure

- Nutrient Cycling

- One Key Insight

 

Soil Health Principles will also be examined and are divided into 7 sections and discussion will follow regrading the best practice management solutions

 

Course Schedule

• Morning – theory & first principles

• Lunch – packed lunch

• Afternoon – site tour, soils testing demo, further learning

 

COST:  £35-£110

 

LOCATION: 

Caerbryn

Llandybïe

Ammanford

SA18

 

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