Events - 2014

Pigeon Shoot and Pie Friday

Location: The Barn, Old Hall, North Deighton
Date: 28 February 2014 Time: 1:00PM to 5:00PM

An afternoon in the woods around the Wetherby area and afterwards pie and pints, prize-giving, raffle, mini auction and more fun.  Read more

Scottish Grey Partridge Course

Location: Whitburgh Estate, Pathhead, Midlothian
Date: 3 March 2014 Time: 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Grey partridge enthusiasts in Scotland can look forward to two stimulating courses in Spring 2014 on how to re-introduce this iconic species to the arable and hill fringe landscapes. The GWCT’s full team of grey partridge experts, in tandem with Perdix Wildlife Supplies Ltd, will impart unique advice based on practical experience and science at two venues in Midlothian and Inverness-shire. Kindly sponsored by Kings and Elanco, the days will involve inspiring talks and practical demonstrations on habitat creation and management, predator control and re-introduction techniques.  Read more

Scottish Grey Partridge Course

Location: Clune and Corrybrough Estate, Tomatin, Inverness-shire
Date: 4 March 2014 Time: 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Grey partridge enthusiasts in Scotland can look forward to two stimulating courses in Spring 2014 on how to re-introduce this iconic species to the arable and hill fringe landscapes. The GWCT’s full team of grey partridge experts, in tandem with Perdix Wildlife Supplies Ltd, will impart unique advice based on practical experience and science. Kindly sponsored by Kings and Elanco, the days will involve inspiring talks and practical demonstrations on habitat creation and management, predator control and re-introduction techniques.  Read more

South Downs NIA Farm Walk

Location: Monks Lodge, Rotherfield Park Estate, Hampshire
Date: 7 March 2014 Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Find out more about farming and conservation in the South Downs. We will take a gentle two-hour walk, stopping now and then to look at and discuss how the farm is managed and what conservation measures are being implemented for wildlife.  Read more

Parrot Inn Dinner and Auction

Location: The Parrot Inn, Forest Green, Surrey
Date / Time: 14 March 2014

The raffle was won by Alan Greenhalgh, who gets to take a team to the Surrey committee's forthcoming clay shoot on 28 June at Eashing Farm. 286 tickets were sold.  Read more

Controlling Blackgrass and Other Herbicide Resistant Arable Weeds

Location: The Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire
Date: 14 March 2014 Time: 10:30AM to 2:30PM

An overview of cultural, chemical and rotational control methods for blackgrass (Stephen Moss, Rothamsted); Arable weed control strategies (Mark Hemmant, Agrovista); The Allerton Project: our farm and what we have done to control blackgrass.  Read more

Fife Region Shoot Walk

Location: Gilston Estate, Fife
Date / Time: 15 March 2014

The Fife Shoot Walk will give you the opportunity to take a walk through the estate with owner Edward Baxter and GWCT Senior Advisor Hugo Straker. The guided tour will focus on the effective, grass roots management techniques used to attract grey partridge including habitats, feeding and effective predator control.  Read more

Improved Soil Management Giving Improved Yields

Location: The Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire
Date: 19 March 2014 Time: 10:30AM to 2:30PM

Why soil organic matter is important and cultivation techniques (Alastair Leake, The Allerton Project); The importance of rotations (Ron Stobart, NIAB TAG); The benefits of cover crops (Phil Sumption, The Organic Research Centre); Utilising bio compost and additions (Matt Taylor, ADAS); Soils and cross compliance (Farming Advice Service).  Read more

All You Need to Know About Biobeds

Location: The Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire
Date: 25 March 2014 Time: 8:00AM to 11:30AM

Andrew Down from Catchment Sensitive Farming will cover: how bio beds work; what permissions are needed; what the benefits are; a bio filter demonstration. There will then be an opportunity to look at a new installation and to discuss what worked and what didn’t during the build and how we see it operating.  Read more

Woodcock: Revealing the Secrets

Location: The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London
Date: 25 March 2014 Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Dr Andrew Hoodless and renowned artist Owen Williams will delight London with their extensive knowledge of woodcock at the Royal Air Force Club. Dr Hoodless is currently leading the GWCT woodcock research and has 20 years of experience and Owen Williams’ knowledge of the small bird is extensive.  Read more

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