11 March 2016

Workshop: Cover crops and clay soils - practicalities and research

  • Location / Venue:Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire
  • Date: 11 March 2016
  • Time: 10:30AM to 3:00PM
  • Organiser:Katy Machin
  • Telephone:01572 717220

Enter your email to register your interest in this event:

The Welland Valley Partnership, working in partnership with Defra’s Sustainable Intensification Research Platform would like to invite you to a free on-farm workshop. The event will provide an overview of:

  • The latest developments into cover crop research
  • A practical look at how they can be managed, treated and destroyed
  • An overview of the possible benefits they can provide including improvements to soil condition and farm productivity
  • First-hand experience from a drill designer and manufacturer
  • Advice on seed mixes and how to choose the right mix for your farm
  • Our own practical experience and research results of cover crops and reducing cultivations

Speakers will include:

  • Nathan Morris (Farming Systems and Soils Specialist, NIAB TAG)
  • Chris Stoate (Head of Research, The Allerton Project)
  • Felicity Crotty (Soil Scientist, The Allerton Project)
  • James Dale (Dale Drills)
  • Richard Barnes (Kings)
  • Phil Jarvis (Head of Farming, The Allerton Project)

Welland Valley map

The Campaign for The Farmed Environment will also be present on the day to answer questions about cover crops and greening, and how this approach fits with CFE Voluntary Measures.

The event will start at 10.30am and finish at 3.00pm.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring suitable footwear as there will be a farm walk.

BASIS and NRoSO CPD points are available for attendees.

Places are initially being offered to farmers in the Welland river basin but will soon be offered more widely, so please book now to secure your place.

Book by calling 01572 717220 or email kmachin@gwct.org.uk. Please be sure to include the following information when contacting us: 1. The event date; 2. Your name; 3.Your address and postcode; 4.Total number of spaces required; and 5. A telephone contact number.

Workshop: Cover crops and clay soils - practicalities and research image

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better online experience. If you continue to use our site without changing your browser settings, we'll assume you are happy to receive cookies. Please read our cookie policy for more information.

Do not show this message again