Crop Health & Protection (CHAP) is holding a ‘soils forum’ on 4 June to debate productive and sustainable soil management and identify potential solutions.
The event, entitled Finding Fertile Fields for the Future, will bring together academia, practitioners and innovators to showcase existing cutting-edge technologies and practical field solutions, stimulate new thinking, facilitate collaboration and turn theory into action.
The one-day meeting will be held near Ross on Wye, Herefordshire and the current agenda for the day is as follows:
Welcome from Tom Heap, BBC Rural Affairs Correspondent
Passionate Practitioners – Practical experience of soil management - what works and what doesn’t
Speakers to include Andrew Ward, Forage Aid; James Dodds, Envireau Water; Phil Jarvis, The Allerton Project
Show your Cards – Measurement and Metrics of Soil Health
Speakers to include Elizabeth Stockdale, NIAB; Roy Neilson, James Hutton Institute; Ed Brown, Hutchinsons
Novel and Emerging Techniques – Exploring cutting edge technology
Speakers to include Jason Hayward-Jones, Regen Farm; Jim Bailey, PES Technologies; Angela de Manzanos, Fungi Alert; Will Francis, RHIZA
Inspiration Generation – A broader look at the role of soil
Speakers to include Nicolas Choksi, Schmidt-McArthur Fellow; Matthew Ryan, Phytobiome Alliance; Dave Cullen, Cranfield University; John Quinton, Lancaster University
Looking to the Future – Challenges and Opportunities – Panel Discussion
On-Farm Field Trials; no till, cover cropping, companion cropping and waterway management
Food and Refreshments
Click here for more information about the day and to register your place – the registration fee is £50 for CHAP members and £60 for non-members.