Changing the future of food and farming

Soil amendments for top fruit and soil health

Event Date : January 31, 2019

Free event at RHS Wisley, Surrey 10:30-15:00

This free event will explore practical ways that top fruit growers can utilise different soil amendments to improve production and soil health. A group of growers will discuss on farm trials they are taking part in and share results so far. In addition there will be a workshop on monitoring and improving soil health through a new AHDB project, The Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership. This new project is looking to engage Top fruit producers to take part in a soil monitoring programme. There will also be a short presentation on a new Field Lab starting this year looking into willow woodchip for apple scab reduction. The event will end with a tour of the Orchard at Wisley and a demonstration of some soil assessment methods.

10.30 Arrival and coffee
11.00 Welcome and introduction to meeting
11.15 Field Lab updates from top fruit growers hosting a range of trials using different soil amendments (woodchip, biochar, digestate)
12.15 AHDB Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership Introduction and workshop
13.00 Lunch
13.30 Tour of orchard, RHS Trials and practical demonstration of soil assessment methods.
15:00 Event ends

For more information contact Hannah Norman: hnorman(at)soilassociation.org

To book please visit Eventbrite

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