Orkney Soil & Nutrient Network – 1st Meeting ** NB Meeting time changed **


* * Please note new start time – 2:00pm **

Midgarth Farm, run by Adrian & Marion Miller is our new Soil & Nutrient Network host farm for Orkney.

A photo showing Midgarth Farm, Orkney from afar


This is the first of 3 meetings aimed at highlighting the value of our soils.  We will meet at the Stronsay Community Centre and before moving  onto Midgarth Farm with the kind permission of Adrian and Marion.

Guest speakers & topics

  • Dr Bill Crooks, SAC Consulting, is a soils expert who will discuss the soil analysis reports for the farm & explain how best to address sward lifter in use on a grassland fielddeficiencies using available farm yard manures and slurry.
  • Gavin Elrick, SAC Consulting is a soil & drainage expert who will lead a practical session about soil structure.  This will include a field demonstration of machinery that can be used to alleviate compaction.

Please use the booking form below to secure your place at this event and to help us arrange delegate packs.  For more information about this event or the Soil & Nutrient Network, please call our FAS Advice line on 0300 323 0161 and ask to speak to Graham Scott.

Midgarth Farm is one of 12 host farms across Scotland for the Soil & Nutrient Network, each holding 3 meetings with the aim of taking a ‘before and after’ look at how to protect and improve farm soils and make best use of both organic and inorganic fertilisers, saving money, benefitting yields and improving farm efficiency and resilience.  You can read more about the Soil & Nutrient Network, including the previous host farms and meetings on our webpage


Bookings are no longer available for this event.