Cover Cropping for Clean Water and Profitable Farming

Kent Downs AONB
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Kent Downs AONB
13th Dec 2018
8.30am - 12.30am
Free
Etchinghill

Affinity Water and the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, working together, are hosting a morning of discovery.

  • Walk and view cover crop plots in action!
  • Find out about the impact cover crops have on nitrogen losses from land over the Winter – examine real data collected on this site by the project.
  • Learn about seed selection, crop agronomy and interpreting soil microbiology tests.

Itinerary:

08:30 Arrive and Register at Etchinghill Golf Club, Lyminge, CT18 8FA – Breakfast is provided

Talks:

  • 2017 Cover Crop Nitrogen Leaching trial results – Tim Clarke & Paul Cobb, FWAG South East
  • What can Cover Crops do for your Farm? – Paul Brown, Kings and Frontier Agriculture
  • Soil Microbiology Testing – Why test? and what do the results mean? – Simon Parfrey, SoilBioLab
  • Catchment Sensitive Farming & Stewardship – Neil Cleave, Kentish Stour Catchment Officer
  • Local Water quality – latest findings – Shaun Dowman, Affinity Water

11.00 Travel to demonstration plots site
Farm Walk – View and discuss cover crop demonstration plots – with FWAG and colleagues
12.30 Meeting concludes

 


To book a place contact Paul Cobb on 07713 333160 or paul.cobb@fwagsoutheast.co.uk or use EventBrite

This is a free event but please confirm attendance to ensure you are catered for.

Location:

Etchinghill Golf Club, Canterbury Road, Etchinghill, Lyminge, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8FA



CPD: Basis 4 points (2 Crop Protection, 2 Environment) and NRoSO 1 point

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