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New Entrants to Farming: Grassland Management – event summary

3 March 2017

+++This event was repeated in Morayshire+++

A grassland management meeting was held on Monday 6th March 2017 as the last of the Argyll & Lochaber New Entrant events for 2016/17.

The group visited Achaleven Croft, where Trevor Polley, SAC Consulting explained the importance of knowing the soil pH & nutrient status and checking the soil structure of the fields.


Key Take home messages were:

  • Know the soil pH & base nutrient levels of your soils
  • Check soil structure and  assess compaction levels
  • Save some ££ by using a fertiliser that meets the requirements of the soil/crop





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Related Downloads
Soil Structure
Healthy Grassland Soils - Four quick steps to assess soil structure.
Soil Management Practical Guide
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Technical Note (TN656): Soil Information, Texture & Liming Recommendations
• Web based access to information on your soils on your farm is described. • Soil texture classes of mineral soils are described and identified by hand texturing. • Liming recommendations for different soils and managements are tabulated.
Topics: Soils

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