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Caithness Soil and Nutrient Network: 2nd Meeting – Event Summary

12 September 2017

 

Know your soil – structure and nutrient statusBill Crooks demonstrating VESS at Caithness SNN

The Caithness Soil & Nutrient Network group met during September at the host farm – Knockglass Farm by the kind permission of R & A Mackintosh, who  explained their current liming and fertiliser use and gave a background to the farm and their purchase of the land three years ago.

Soil specialist Bill Crooks led a very engaged group through lime nutrients and soil structure in a building on the host farm.  Excellent discussion ensued and this only increased with a visit to three of the field on Knockglass where Bill dug soil pits and assessed each with the group.


Knockglass farm is one of 12 host farms for the Soil & Nutrient Network.  You can read more about Knockglass Farm in the Case Study, and learn more about previous host farmers from the Farming & Water Scotland webpage.

 

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Bill Crooks at Caithness SNN

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