Monday, 4 February 2013

Soil management workshop

Good soil management results in healthy crops and clean water, but the latest research on this issue is not always accessible to farmers.  With support from the Welland Rivers Trust, the Allerton Project hosted a lively workshop for local farmers last week.  As well as our own research with ADAS on tramline management, the 35 farmers attending heard about the latest research on Michelin's tyres, including how to select the most apporopriate tyre to optimise vehicle performance and minimise soil compaction.  The role of different cultivation regimes for blackgrass control was another popular talk, and we also heard how Wessex Water supports farmers in the southwest to adopt practices that help to maintain water quality.

There was some lively discussion between talks ...

... and over lunch!

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