Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Soil&Water2017 - Yorkshire

  • 07 Dec 2017
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FR


  • This is not a firm booking, merely the chance to express your interest in attending together with any guests.


Annual Winter Conference
Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

Provisional programme

10 mins  Welcome and introductions

30 mins  Bio/Eco systems:
             “Earthworms – nature’s plough”
Speaker: Lucy Crockford, HAU

30 mins  What amendments work?
             “Not all bullshit is good for your soil”
Speaker: Simon Jeffery, HAU

15 mins  Refreshments

30 mins  Drainage advances:
            “Drain the problem not the field”
Speaker: Fred Clarke, Mastenbroek

30 mins  Farm drainage case studies.

75 mins  Lunch

45 mins  Strip Till/Cover Cropping:
            "Less is more – let nature do some of
             the work"
Speaker: Victor Leforestier, France

15 mins  Farm Strip Till/Cover Cropping case

30 mins  Harper Tillage and Traffic Projects:
            "Less traffic reduces tillage and
             increases yields"
            Reports from UK and Zambia
Speaker: Dick Godwin, HAU

15 mins   Discussion

Learn more about our speakers and what they plan to tell you about by visiting our
pre-conference page

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Business Development Officer
t: 01952 815244

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