Getting the best out of your land – Pollachara, South Uist


Getting the best out of your land; liming, nutrient use and soil management

This meeting will look at how to get the best out of your croft land by looking at soil and nutrient management.  Inputs are getting increasingly expensive and the importance of reducing reliance on purchased feed is paramount. By ensuring we carefully manage our soils we can reap benefits in terms of the quality and yield of forage produced whilst also achieving theGavin Elrick, soil & drainage expert from SAC Consulting, discussing soil health in a grassland field near Stornaway conservation aims which are found on many crofts

We will begin the day with some presentations with SAC Soil and Drainage specialist Gavin Elrick who accompanied by local staff will go over the key factors involved in soil and nutrient management. We will have a visit to a local croft to discuss issues there and provide potential solutions.

Gillian McKnight SAC Conservation specialist will be there to let us know the importance of the Uist grassland for wildlife and how we can ensure that whilst aiming for production we don’t sacrifice important habitats.

For more information about this meeting please call the FAS Advice line (0300 323 0161) and ask to speak to Angus Ferguson.

This event is free to attend and open to all.  As it includes a farm walk you are asked to wear clean clothing and footwear for biosecurity purposes.  Please use the booking form below to secure your place.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.