Repairing Damaged Soils -Banff *** EVENT CANCELLED ***

Event Details

Address: Cornhill, Banff AB45 2BD


Soil is a key asset to all farming businesses

This on-farm meeting will focus on both physical and chemical properties of soil & evalulate soil health on a typical, working Aberdeenshire farm.

Soil is a key asset to all faming businesses however with the trend towards heavier machinery and extended working periods, often during wetter periods when conditions are far from idea, more damage both seen and unseen is occurring in fields. This damage can cause the inefficient use of inputs, areas becoming susceptible to waterlogging, soil erosion, pollution and the run-off of nutrients.Tractor tread marks made in soft ground

We have guest speakers, Gavin Elrick & Alan Bruce, SAC Consulting leading this event.  Together they will look at soil structures – both good and bad & the explore the effects of compaction on your farm business.  Potential remedial action for compacted soils will be explored.  You can hear about the role of soil chemistry and understand the needs and requirements of your farm soils to optimise crop output. During this session we will look a the importance of soil pH, nutrient status and highlight minor nutrient deficiencies often found within the local area.

New technologies are becoming much more accessible and user friendly and we will discuss how they can be used to help identify problem areas of your fields.

You will have the opportunity to see practial demonstrations of soil structure improvement & the effects of farm machinery tyre pressures.

This meeting is free to attend and open to all. Please use the booking form below to secure your place. This meeting will start on farm and then proceed to the Station Hotel.   For further information about this event please contact Alan Bruce on 01888 563333.

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Improving soil structure and optimising pH is key to improving nutrient uptake by crops.  Not only can these corrections help to ensure your nutrient applications are effective, but they can help ensure your productivity, proftitability and farm carbon footprint are improved.  To find out more about what other farmers have done to improve their carbon footprint and read more hints and tips on how to improve your farm productivity, have a look at the Farming For a Better Climate webpage.