Welsh Soils Discussion Group Spring Meeting

Event date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Event venue: 
Medrus Room, 3 Penglais Campus, Abersytswyth, United Kingdom
Event description: 

Please note change of location: Meeting will now be held at above address - see  3 Penglais Campus, Abertystwyth

The Welsh Soils Discussion Group are pleased to announce their Spring Meeting in Aberystwyth on Friday 20 April.  

BASIS CPD has been accredited to this meeting at a total of 4 points (3 Environment + 1 Personal Development).

We would really like you to join us for an interesting and enjoyable day (see details below) so sign up and save the date!


10.00            Arrival and refreshments

10.30            Start

10.30            Policy / Research / Student updates/ Hot issues

10.50            Dr Martin Lukac (Reading University): Soil biodiversity, why pay the insurance money? Saving   money through soil management.

11.20            Rachel Lewis-Davies (NFU Cymru): Soils: what information and help do farmers need?

11.50            Dan Evans (Lancaster University): Soil erosion: How many harvests do we have left?

12.20            Dr David Robinson (CEH Bangor): Soil diversity and habitats, GMEP and soils in Area  Statements.

13.00            Lunch: please bring your own lunch - tea and coffee provided

13.30            James Cooke (Welsh Government): Soils, land quality and suitability – update on the Predictive ALC model.

14.00             Professor Richard Lucas (Aberystwyth University): Use of Earth Observation to identify Welsh soil properties.

15.00             Discussion     

15.30             Close


  • The event is free for members
  • Non-members are requested to pay a nominal fee of £10. 

Refreshments will be provided, however please bring your own lunch.



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