Stirling Soil & Nutrient Network Farm 2nd meeting


Effective nutrient budgeting can save you money!

This is the second meeting of the Stirling Soil & Nutrient Network and we’re hoping we’ll see some new faces!  We will be meeting again at Aucheneck Estate, with the kind permission of Campbell Graham.  The day’s subject matters will include the following:

  • A review of Campbell’s nutrient programme as nutrient management is a vital component to successful soil/grassland management. Knowing the amount of NPK that’s in your fields and applied through FYM, slurry or digestate ensures cost savings on fertiliser and decreases the chance of diffuse pollution.
  • A look at the pros and cons of cover crops in the grassland rotation can they provide utilisable Nitrogen and benefit your soil.
  • A specialist SRUC soil scientist will reveal the benefits of a Soil Health Test and showcase the soil scenes to watch out for.
  • The last topic of the day will be looking at spreading regulations, i.e buffer zones, which will be looked at over a farm walk (weather permitting). Similar to the last meeting there will be a range of agricultural machinery on show.

Topics for discussion

  • P & K how much is needed.  Can I save money on my fertiliser?
  • Assessing the potential of organic fertilisers.
  • Soil Health Test how can it help your farm.
  • The Pros and Cons of Cover Crops.
  • Spreading regulations.

Guest speakers

  • Dr. Paul Hargreaves– Soil and Grassland Specialist
  • Jack Munro– SAC Consultant
  • Robin Mair – SAC Senior Agricultural Consultant

BASIS and NRoSo points will be available for attendance at this event.

As this event includes a short farm walk, you are asked to wear clean footwear and suitable clothing. This event is a must-go-to if you are involved in land-based activities. Don’t miss out – use the booking form below to secure your place and help us to organise your hot lunch!

Aucheneck Estate is one of 12 host farms for the Soil & Nutrient Network.  You can read more about the other groups on our webpage.  All events are free to attend and open to all. If you missed the first Stirling meeting you can catch up from the event summary, but attendance at previous meetings is not required to attend any of the Soil & Nutrient Network events.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.