SOIL: Knowing what you’ve got & making it work for you - free course in Tain

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Starts 10 am

 Soil Association Scotland  free, hands-on soils information session led by soil expert James Bretherton of Agscope.
 
This practical and informative day covers how to understand and get the optimum productivity from the most valuable asset on a farm: the soil. The session will look at soil analysis, physical soil assessment and will give advice on how to improve the quality and productivity of soil, as well as give answers to all soil-related questions. The sessions will include a ‘bring your own soil’ and soil analysis session to help farmers understand what their own soil needs to thrive.
 
James Bretherton, who will conduct the sessions, said: “Soil is every farm’s greatest resource. With two wet years behind us and untold damage done to our soils, we must look at getting soil basics right: investing in the foundation of the system is essential. Looking at soil both chemically and physically to correct soil pH, P, K, Ca and Mg is fundamental to a healthy production system.”
 
The events are free for all farmers, growers and land managers.
Booking is essential so lunch and packs can be provided.
Numbers are limited - to reserve a place contact Lyn White at Soil Association Scotland on 07899 791748 or lwhite@soilassociation.org.
If you are not a farmer, grower or land manager, the course will be charged at £40 plus VAT.
 
The events are part of the Future Farming Scotland programme, run by Soil Association Scotland funded by the Scottish Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with partner funding from QMS, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.


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