Free event on compost and digestate benefits

You are invited to attend a spring morning seminar on making the best Wheat field_275_282use of digestate and compost in farming.

These events are supported by new results from four years of field experiments from the DC-Agri programme, which is supported by WRAP and Defra. Digestate is a valuable substitute for ‘bag’ fertiliser, particularly nitrogen, and compost is a soil improver, readily supplying phosphate and potash.

Five events will run in February and March where the team will present the latest results and concise guidance, running through the decision tools available to use these materials effectively. Key speakers from the organics and farming industry will present an industry viewpoint. The NFU Environment Policy Advisor, Anna Simpson will be presenting at the Cirencester event. The events are free and refreshments and lunch will be provided and will be registered for BASIS CPD points.

11th Feb - Askham Bryan College, York YO23 3FR

24th Feb - The Westerwood Hotel and Gold Resort, 1 St Andrews Drive, Glasgow G68 0EW

26th Feb - The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS

3rd Mar - Hemingford Pavilion, Manor Road, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire PE28 9BX

4th Mar - Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, AB51 0DZ

To receive a full event programme and to book a place please e-mail, providing your details to: ZW5xdWlyaWVzQGVhcnRoY2FyZXRlY2huaWNhbC5jby51aw== or call 02392 290 488.

To learn more about the DC-Agri Project click here.

You may also be interested in WRAP’s short video for farmers and agronomists on how to use digestate as a renewable fertiliser click here.



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