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Learn about the basics of soil health, how to test soil, what you should be looking for and top tips on improving soil biology for optimum yields.
Multi-species swards can produce high yields of quality forage when managed correctly with potential for excellent animal performance. While many features of managing multi-species swards are the s...
Hear first-hand about the benefits of trees in livestock systems, including improved stock health, the nutrient value they offer and environmental benefits. Experts will also discuss how trees can be used and established and the grants available to help you achieve this.
This session will talk through the different types of rainwater harvesting systems available, the cost- benefits, key considerations, and the latest updates on grants. You can also hear from Tim on how rainwater harvesting saves his farm and see the system in action
Nutrient management – recycling slurry/manure into the system. Cover on the slurry store
Pressure from the government's Clean Air Strategy to cut ammonia emissions means farms must look carefully at slurry and manure management.
Experts will talk about preparing for new rulings coming from the Clean Air Strategy, including identifying the grants available. Tim will also outline how he is getting ready for possible rule changes, including investment in a slurry store cover.
Bokashi bugs – improving soils
Learn how the Japanese process 'bokashi' can turn manure into a valuable soil improver whilst reducing carbon and nitrogen emissions.
The technique involves ensiling farmyard manure, inoculated with a mix of microbes to create an optimal soil conditioner used to promote soil microbiology, while significantly reducing carbon and nitrogen losses.
It is believed every 1t of bokashi applied can save 40-50kg of bagged fertiliser.
Find out how to get started with Bokashi, the costs and paybacks, and see the finished result of the process