Thainstone Soil & Nutrient Network: 2nd meeting – Soil Management (Kinellar)


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The second meeting of the Thainstone Soil & Nutrient Network will be held on our host farm, Kirkton where the main focus will be on how to manage the soil to help improve crop and soil health.

Our host farmer, Scott Campbell is the 2019 Farmers’ Weekly Arable Farmer of the Year.  The Campbell family are renowned for their attention to detail and work together to manage the farm as an all arable unit growing cereals and oilseeds.

This meeting intends to cover a range of topics on the day, including:

  • The Magic of Muck, and other organic wastes (e.g. FYM/Slurry/Digestate) – highlighting the fertiliser values, soil structure, and moisture retention benefits that they can bring to your soils.
  • Lessons learnt in arable rotation trials, highlighting a selection of take-home messages from past, present and ongoing trials at SRUC that can benefit soil health and crop performance.
  • The importance of understanding your tractor tyres to minimise soil compaction and improve crop yields, through improved knowledge of tyre markings, tyre selection, and tyre pressures, utilising the tractors at Kirkton as part of the demonstration.

Our guest speakers for the event will include:

  • Robin Walker, Research Agronomist, SRUC
  • Gavin Elrick, Soil & Water Specialist, SAC Consulting
  • Anthony Powell, Account Manager, Michelin Tyres

Lunch will be provided as part of this event so booking is essential; please use the link below.  As this is an on-farm meeting you are asked to wear warm clothing and sensible footwear.

Find out more about Kirkton Farm or the other Soil & Nutrient Network host farms here.

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