Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Upcoming and past events

This page shows both future events and events held since 2013, either in partnership with others or from its own resources. Some may use the page to remind themselves about which workshop they attended, what presentations were given and who gave them. Others may simply wish to see the range of activities in which we have been engaged and to follow up on some of the presentations given, which are available on our workshop reports page.

At the foot of this page we include future events of potential interest which are being organised by Smart Agri Platform Members.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 08:30 - 15:30
    • Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
    • 92
    Register

    Soil&Water2018

    Annual Winter Conference
    Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

    BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for this conference

    Early bird registration available until midnight on 14th October

    Programme

    (subject to small changes)

    08.30  Light refreshments

    09.00  Welcome

    09.10 Brexit - 5 months to go & where are we???

    Speakers: Sarah Baker, AHDB and Tori Morgan, NFU

    Sarah and Tori will look at where Brexit discussions have got to and what this will mean for UK farming and farmers. With an Agriculture Bill passing through parliament that sets out the framework for a future domestic agricultural policy, what are the priorities for ensuring we have a thriving domestic farming sector post Brexit?

    9.55 Soil structural condition in horticulture systems

    Speakers: Paul Newell-Price/Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS

    Paul/Lizzie will describe the outcome of an AHDB project that looked at the structural condition of horticultural soils before and after planting and how the data have been used to establish baseline information on typical soil management practices.

    10.30 Break

    10.50 Managing soils to retain nutrients and address diffuse pollution issues

    Speakers: Andrew Lovett, University of East Anglia & Lucy Crockford, Harper Adams University

    Is it possible to reduce diffuse pollution whilst maintaining a sustainable farming business? Richard/Kevin will describe how the four Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) are providing evidence of how diffuse pollution from agriculture can be cost-effectively controlled to improve and maintain water quality, while Lucy will identify the on-farm sources of diffuse pollution.

    12.00  The science behind cover cropping

    Speaker: Paul Lewis, Harper Adams University

    Too many cover crops have been sold and/or planted inappropriately. Do they really have a place in UK farming? Paul will reveal the science that will help you decide.

    12.40  Quick-fire commercials

    13.00  Lunch

    13.45  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.

    14.30  The role of local water companies in addressing diffuse pollution issues

    Speaker: Ben Young, Severn Trent

    Projects being run by the regional water company to help farmers address diffuse pollution issues will be described with case studies being presented as examples.

    15.15  Discussion

    15.30  Optional:

    Introduction and Poster session about the AGrocycle project and its biofertiliser potential
    (please indicate if you would or would not like to attend this session by ticking the relevant box when registering)

    Time of departure is flexible but session will end at 17.00


    Also present and sponsoring the conference   
           

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 08:30 - 15:30
    • Throws Farm Conference Centre, Stebbing, Dunmow, Essex CM6 3AQ
    • 80
    Register

    Soil&Water2018

    Annual Winter Conference
    Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

    BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for this conference

    Early bird registration available until midnight on 14th October

    Programme

    (subject to small changes)

    08.30  Light refreshments

    09.00  Welcome

    09.10 Brexit - 5 months to go & where are we???

    Speaker: Sarah Baker, AHDB + input from the NFU

    Sarah will look at where Brexit discussions have got to and what this will mean for UK farming and farmers. With an Agriculture Bill passing through parliament that sets out the framework for a future domestic agricultural policy, what are the priorities for ensuring we have a thriving domestic farming sector post Brexit?

    09.55 Soil structural condition in horticulture systems

    Speakers: Paul Newell-Price/Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS

    Paul/Lizzie will describe the outcome of an AHDB project that looked at the structural condition of horticultural soils before and after planting and how the data have been used to establish baseline information on typical soil management practices.

    10.30 Break

    10.50 Managing soils to retain nutrients and address diffuse pollution issues

    Speakers: Richard Cooper, University of East Anglia & Lucy Crockford, Harper Adams University

    Is it possible to reduce diffuse pollution whilst maintaining a sustainable farming business? Richard/Kevin will describe how the four Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) are providing evidence of how diffuse pollution from agriculture can be cost-effectively controlled to improve and maintain water quality, while Lucy will identify the on-farm sources of diffuse pollution.

    12.00  The science behind cover cropping

    Speaker: Paul Lewis, Harper Adams University

    Too many cover crops have been sold and/or planted inappropriately. Do they really have a place in UK farming? Paul will reveal the science that will help you decide.

    12.45  Quick-fire commercials

    13.00  Lunch

    13.45  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.

    14.30  The role of local water companies in addressing diffuse pollution issues

    Speaker: Representative from Anglian Water

    Projects being run by the regional water company to help farmers address diffuse pollution issues will be described with case studies being presented as examples.

    15.15  Discussion and close

    Also present and sponsoring the conference   
           

    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 08:30 - 15:30
    • Bishop Burton College, York Rd, Bishop Burton, Beverley HU17 8QG
    • 90
    Register

    Soil&Water2018

    Annual Winter Conference
    Harper Adams Soil & Water Management Centre

    BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for this conference

    Early bird registration available until midnight on 14th October

    Programme

    (subject to small changes)

    08.30  Light refreshments

    09.00  Welcome

    09.10 Brexit - 5 months to go & where are we???

    Speakers: Sarah Baker, AHDB and Rebecca Hesketh, NFU

    Sarah and Rebecca will look at where Brexit discussions have got to and what this will mean for UK farming and farmers. With an Agriculture Bill passing through parliament that sets out the framework for a future domestic agricultural policy, what are the priorities for ensuring we have a thriving domestic farming sector post Brexit?

    09.55 Soil structural condition in horticulture systems

    Speakers: Paul Newell-Price/Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS

    Paul/Lizzie will describe the outcome of an AHDB project that looked at the structural condition of horticultural soils before and after planting and how the data have been used to establish baseline information on typical soil management practices.

    10.30 Break

    10.50 Managing soils to retain nutrients and address diffuse pollution issues

    Speakers: Kevin Hiscock, University of East Anglia & Lucy Crockford, Harper Adams University

    Is it possible to reduce diffuse pollution whilst maintaining a sustainable farming business? Richard/Kevin will describe how the four Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) are providing evidence of how diffuse pollution from agriculture can be cost-effectively controlled to improve and maintain water quality, while Lucy will identify the on-farm sources of diffuse pollution.

    12.00  The science behind cover cropping

    Speaker: Paul Lewis, Harper Adams University

    Too many cover crops have been sold and/or planted inappropriately. Do they really have a place in UK farming? Paul will reveal the science that will help you decide.

    12.45  Quick-fire commercials

    13.00  Lunch

    13.45  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.

    14.30  The role of local water companies in addressing diffuse pollution issues

    Speaker: Andrew Walker, Yorkshire Water

    Projects being run by the regional water company to help farmers address diffuse pollution issues will be described with case studies being presented as examples.

    15.15  Discussion and close

    Also present and sponsoring the conference   
           

Past events

05 Jun 2018 CTF Knowledge Exchange Day
07 Dec 2017 Soil&Water2017 - Yorkshire
06 Dec 2017 Soil&Water2017 - Essex
05 Dec 2017 Soil&Water2017 - Shropshire
07 Jun 2017 Soil Biology - The Life Beneath Your Feet - Woburn
15 Mar 2017 Improving Your Soil Health - Thurloxton
08 Mar 2017 Visit to two CTF farms - Norfolk
02 Mar 2017 Improving Your Soil Health
28 Feb 2017 Visit to two CTF farms - Leicestershire
23 Feb 2017 Improving Your Soils - Cultivations
16 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Heckfield
10 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Itteringham
09 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Norwich
08 Feb 2017 Understanding and Improving Your Soils
07 Feb 2017 Soil Health and Catchment Sensitive Farming
07 Feb 2017 Improving your Soils - cultivations
03 Feb 2017 Improving your Soil Health - Ipswich
02 Feb 2017 Maize Production for Dairy and AD
01 Feb 2017 Improving your soil health
27 Jan 2017 Improving your soil health
23 Jan 2017 Improving your Soil health and cultivations management
20 Jan 2017 How healthy is your soil?
19 Jan 2017 Improving Soil Health
11 Jan 2017 Sustainable Soil Management - with a particular focus on spring cropping
12 Dec 2016 Living soils for productive farms
06 Dec 2016 Sustainable Soil Management - with a particular focus on spring cropping
10 Nov 2016 Drones for Farming conference
24 Mar 2016 A day exploring CTF in organic and conventional farm contexts
23 Mar 2016 Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) Training Day
16 Feb 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
28 Jan 2016 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
21 Jan 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
21 Jan 2016 Cover, catch or companion crops - what are the benefits?
20 Jan 2016 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
20 Jan 2016 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
19 Jan 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
14 Jan 2016 Managing soils for profit and restoration
01 Dec 2015 Managing soils for profit and restoration
01 Dec 2015 Soil health under the microscope
25 Nov 2015 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
24 Nov 2015 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
19 Nov 2015 Tillage Farming’s Big Challenge, Lessons from America @ Harper Adams University
19 Nov 2015 Soil health and organic matters: the role of the biological engine of the earth
17 Nov 2015 Tillage Farming’s Big Challenge, Lessons from America @ Throws Farm
11 Nov 2015 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
10 Nov 2015 Managing soils for profit and restoration
10 Nov 2015 Soils alive: the biological basis of soil health
05 Nov 2015 Drones for Farming Conference 2015
04 Nov 2015 Managing soils for profit and restoration
03 Nov 2015 Cover, catch or companion crops - what's the difference?
06 Jul 2015 River Eye Summer Farm Walk
30 Jun 2015 Re-thinking Agricultural Systems: A Farmers Perspective
17 Jun 2015 CTF 2015 - 2nd International CTF Conference, 17-19 June, 2015
19 Mar 2015 Cover Crops, Precision Farming and More… - Tweed, Aln, Coquet and Coastal streams (25)
12 Mar 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Rivers Test and Itchen (29)
11 Mar 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Lower Lune Catchments. (52)
10 Mar 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - River Nidd partnership (8, C)
03 Mar 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Little Ouse
02 Mar 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Duddon and Kent & Leven Catchments. (42)
26 Feb 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - River Eye (39)
25 Feb 2015 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - River Nidd, Yorkshire
24 Feb 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - River Mease (56)
19 Feb 2015 Soil management for arable farmers - Upper Roding, Upper Lee & Stort, Mimmshall Brook (50, 55)
12 Feb 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Pevensey (40)
10 Feb 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Mimshall Brook, Upper Roding and Upper Lee & Upper Stort (50, 55)
10 Feb 2015 Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers
06 Feb 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - Cam and Granta
04 Feb 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - The Waver, Wampool and Ellen Catchments (19)
03 Feb 2015 CTF and Precision Farming in Action
30 Jan 2015 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - River Eye (39)
29 Jan 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers - Tweed, Aln and Coquet (25)
29 Jan 2015 Precision farming and Nitrogen Management workshops - Hampshire / Sussex (G)
26 Jan 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Lower Lune (52)
20 Jan 2015 Nitrogen Management for Arable farmers
20 Jan 2015 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - Perry, Roden, Tern, Worfe and Meres and Mosses. (3, 57, 58)
19 Jan 2015 Soil management for arable - Perry, Roden, Tern, Worfe and Meres and Mosses (57)
15 Jan 2015 The function, agricultural value and management of healthy soils - Eastern Rother
10 Dec 2014 Precision farming and Nitrogen Management workshops - Little Ouse (10b)
02 Dec 2014 Precision farming and Nitrogen Management workshops - Eden and Medway, Kent (59)
21 Nov 2014 CTF Member day
13 Nov 2014 Soil management for grassland/maize farmers - River Teme
06 Nov 2014 Drones in Farming
05 Nov 2014 Precision Farming workshop - Solway & West Cumbrian Catchments
04 Nov 2014 Potential of No-till Systems for Arable Farmers
31 Oct 2014 Soil management for arable farmers - River Nidd
28 Oct 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - Lower Clun, Teme
19 Mar 2014 Repairing Damaged Soils workshop - River Mease (56)
04 Mar 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Northumbria - 25
25 Feb 2014 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Arun and Western Rother Catchment, Sussex - 41
19 Feb 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Bedfordshire - A
12 Feb 2014 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Stour, Kent - 37
11 Feb 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Hampshire/Wiltshire - 24
10 Feb 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - River tern (49b)
31 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - North West, Lancaster - 52
30 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - North West, Keswick- 34
23 Jan 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - Rivers Test and Itchen, 29
22 Jan 2014 Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop - Stour, Kent - 37
20 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - Yorkshire - 8
15 Jan 2014 Soil Biology and organic matter workshop - Bedfordshire - A
14 Jan 2014 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - East Riding of Yorkshire (6)
13 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - Northumberland - 25
10 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - West Midlands - 49a
09 Jan 2014 Repairing damaged soils - Cam & Granta - 51
19 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming workshop - Little Ouse South East
18 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - Anglia North
14 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - Chelmer & Blackwater - (H)
06 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - River Ribble (47)
05 Nov 2013 Be Precise Precision Farming course - Bassenthwaite lakes (34)

Events organised by third parties that are likely to be of interest

Thursday 31st May 2018 in Lincolnshire, UK

Mastenbroek's Soil & Water Management Demonstration Day

Please click on this link to find out more and register for the free event.

Harper Adams University: Lee Williams
Business Development Officer
t: 01952 815244

Site Admin: Tim Chamen
E-mail: tim@ctfeurope.eu
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