Soils and pesticides

22nd January 2015

22 January 2015 10:30 at Low Plains Farm, Calthwaite, Penrith, CA11 9RQ by kind permission of Mark and Charles Jones

Whether you are a livestock farmer growing forage for your stock, or an arable farmer growing crops for food, your soil is the most important resource on your farm. To understand more about how and why our soils perform the way they do we need to look at what is below the surface and if there are problems how these can be remedied and managed. In January the Campaign for the Farmed Environment will be running a series of events throughout the NorthWest to focus on soil compaction and management of soils. Our guest speakers will demonstrate methods for soil condition assessment, including the new EBLEX and DairyCo funded soil assessment tool: Healthy Grassland Soils. This is an industry-agreed tool that takes farmers through four steps for assessing soil compaction and suggests remediation measures based on compaction severity and consideration for soil biology. The events will also discuss requirements for sprayer and pesticide management under the Sustainable Use Directive, delivered by a guest speaker from the Voluntary Initiative, and a review of CAP/Greening measures and new Cross compliance requirements for soils.

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For further information and to book please call Paul on 0771 3333165