Stranraer Soil & Nutrient Network Farm – 1st meeting


We are hosting a series of meetings near Stranraer over the next 12 months to help you gain knowledge about how your soils are working.

These meetings will look at soil structure and compaction, the impact pH has on your soil and crops; how different liming materials work; making the best of organic fertilisers & manure; nutrient planning; soil biodiversity and how to manage soil erosion & organic matter.

Balwherrie Farm near Stranraer is our host farm for the programme and we are grateful to the Agnew family.

During our first meeting the topics we will look at are:A sward lifter in action with a group of farmers following it to see the impact it has on a grass sward

  • Using soil analysis to assist nutrient planning, and ways to make better use of slurry
  • Managing soil pH and liming materials
  • Assessing soil structure with a working machinery demonstration on solving compaction.
  • Making worms work for a happy soil

If you would like any more information about this event or the Stranraer Soil & Nutrient Network group please call our FAS Advice line (0300 323 0161) and ask to speak to Seamus Donnelly.

This event is free to attend and open to all.  As it will be held on farm and outdoors, clean footwear and suitable clothing is requested.

You are asked to use the booking form below to secure your place and help us arrange catering


Bookings are no longer available for this event.