Effective soil and water management are essential in order to optimise crop yields and maintain soil functionality for sustainable, profitable UK food production.
This one-day course provides a concise technical overview of key factors pertinent to effective soil and water management as well as practical demonstrations of soil properties conducive to and constraining sustainable intensification.
The course is run by academic staff from Cranfield University and Harper Adams University.
A series of informative and interactive soil management demonstrations will be held. Participants will be subdivided into three groups which will rotate around the following activities:
Group 1: Relationship between soil texture, structure, bulk density, porosity and infiltration
Group 2: Soil erosion processes and mitigation options
Group 3: Tillage options to alleviate soil compaction
Areas covered will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP