Improving Drainage and Soil Structure for Healthier Soils – Kilmarnock

Event Details

Address: Mauchline, Kilmarnock KA5 5TS

Good Soil Structure & Drainage

Flooding at a gate

Having good soil structure and drainage is essential to grow grass. Yields can be significantly reduced with compacted waterlogged soils.

This meeting will aim to highlight the importance of having good drainage and soil structure, and how these can be fixed in grassland fields.

Guest speaker: Seamus Donnelly

We’ll have soils and drainage expert Seamus Donnelly in attendance. He will give details on improved soil structure can help with your nutrient management, how to alleviate soil compaction and discuss how historic drainage systems might now be showing problems.  Later in the day he’ll lead practical demonstrations outside ‘in the field’.

Practical session

A farm walk in the afternoon will allow you to view soil pits & VESS (visual examination of soil structure) in action, as well as practical machinery demonstrations in action.

Farming & Water Scotland

Farming & Water Scotland will have some alternative watering demonstration kit available to view at the event.  Experts will be on hand to answer any of your queries relating to diffuse pollution.  Have a look at their website for further information on diffuse pollution prevention.

Lunch will be provided during this meeting and you are asked to book your place below to help with catering arrangements.  Should you have any dietary requirements please call Linda on 01292 525252.

As part of this meeting will be held outdoors and include a farm walk, please wear clean and suitable footwear and clothing.


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