Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Annual Winter Conferences

  • 07 Nov 2018
  • 21 Nov 2018
  • Harper Adams, Throws Farm, Bishop Burton College

Provisional Details and Programme Outline

First conference on 7th November at Harper Adams University in Shropshire

Second conference on 14th November at Throws Farm in Essex

Third conference on 21st November at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire

Soils and their position within the Defra 25 year Plan

With soils very much in discussion both as part of the government post- Brexit  farming policy and  as part of DEFRA’s 25 year plan – what does this mean for UK farming and  farmers?

Speakers  TBC

Soil health

“The effect of management strategies in high value  crops on soil health”
Speaker: Paul Newell-Price ADAS - TBC

Managing soils in catchments to address diffuse pollution issues

Is it possible to reduce diffuse pollution whilst maintaining a sustainable farming business?

Speakers:  Richard Cooper, UEA, Lucy Crockford, Harper Adams University and others

The science of cover crops

Too many cover crops have been sold and or planted inappropriately   Do they really have a place in UK farming?

Speaker Paul Lewis, Harper Adams University

Farmer  Case Studies

To ensure practical application we will again be having case study farmers sharing their experiences with each of the key topics presented.

Delegate rates and registration to be announced shortly

E-mail Carl Flint ( to register your interest

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