Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure and organic matter aims to highlight the importance of soil structure and organic matter and discuss how managing for both can bring benefits. A range of speakers from different backgrounds, both scientific and farming, will ensure an interesting day with plenty to discuss.
Speakers in the first session of the day will consider the importance of soil organic matter and how grazing and manure management influence soils and soil structure. Following a short break we will hear from farmer Samuel Clarke on how enhanced leys have been integrated into the arable system on his farm. The final theatre presentation of the morning session will consider soil structure in UK grasslands and how it might be managed.
In the afternoon there is an opportunity to get your hands dirty as we look at straightforward ways to assess soil structure, before the final theatre session with presentations on the science behind improving soil and grassland management. Some ways in which soil nutrients can affect soil physical properties will be discussed before the final paper addresses approaches to breeding forages that can improve soil structure.
Further information including details of the speakers and talks, as well as booking details, can be found here.
BSSS Members receive a discounted registration fee to attend this meeting.
You will need to contact British Grassland Society office 01270 616464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure your 2019 subscription has been paid and you will be asked to provide your BSSS membership number
Early Career Soil Scientist?
The Brian Chambers Soils Fund is delighted to announce that it is offering up to six delegate places at this event. The fund will cover the registration cost and up to £50 for travel and subsistence for you to attend. You will need to meet the criteria for funding and apply before 14th February 2019. Full details on how to apply are available here
This meeting will be eligible for BASIS points and we will advise in due course.