Changing the future of food and farming

Looking at soil life

Event Date : February 7, 2016

An introductory workshop on microbial life: If you can measure it, you can manage it

The one day course will cover

  • Introduction to the Soil Food Web and microbiological management principles
  • Anatomy of a microscope and how to select a suitable model
  • Using and maintaining the microscope
  • How to collect soil, compost and compost tea samples and prepare these for analysis
  • Undertaking qualitative analysis of soil, compost and compost tea
  • A look and discussion around the effects of human intervention on soil life and ways to minimise negative effects of our actions on soil microbes

Course dates

15th November 2016
13th December 2016
10th January 2017
24th January 2017
7th February 2017

Location: Rushall Farm, Scratchface Ln, Reading RG7 6DL

Places at each session are likely to be limited so early bookings are recommended. Lunch will be provided. BASIS points available.

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For more information contact or call us on +44 (0) 1264 749761

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