For our final meeting of the series, we have lined up a busy and exciting workshop event, meeting at Aucheneck.
- Donald Dunbar, Senior Agricultural Consultant, SAC Consulting.
- Zach Reilly, Farming For a Better Climate‘s facilitator for the new Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group
- Local Agricultural Consultants, Robin Mair & Jack Munro, SAC Consulting
In addition to a recap on the lessons learnt during the last 12 months, the event will focus on four other main topics:
‘Enhancing Your Nitrogen Management’
We will hold a practical seminar on how to calibrate your fertiliser sower. We will also focus on getting to grips with what is actually Utilisable Nitrogen. This session will focus on the theory behind ‘Nutrient Offtakes’ from soil e.g. from grazing and cropping e.g. we will look at how we can calculate how much mineral content (Phosphorus, Potassium etc.) has come into the silage pit from the soil.
‘Understanding Offtakes of Macro and Trace Minerals’
This session will focus on the theory behind ‘Nutrient Offtakes’ from soil e.g. from grazing and cropping e.g. we will look at how we can calculate how much mineral content (Phosphorus, Potassium etc.) has come into the silage pit from the soil.
‘Unearthing The Real Pros & Cons of Ploughing Methods’
There are many machines that claim to do the right job for working soil surface for a reseed or forage crop. During this session, we will discuss which tillage options might be most suitable for mixed livestock farms.
Finally, often what happens on a plan isn’t what happens on the ground. We will show a visualisation of what the correct spreading levels of organic material actually look like on the ground. There will also be the opportunity to identify the Dry Matter content of slurry before spreading.
Definitely an event to put in the diary as this is the last event for the series in Stirlingshire!
As usual, there will be a hot meal and time to catch up with the members of the group, please use the booking form below to enable us to arrange catering.
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