‘Understanding your soils – Structure and cultivation’ ADAS events

Date : 13th May 2024 - 24th May 2024 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue : Various

Throughout May, ADAS is hosting free soil structure and cultivation demonstration events for local farmers with soil cultivation expert Philip Wright.

With wet weather and flooding this spring forcing farmers to rethink their crop schedules and livestock movements, these events will focus on how to repair and maintain soil structure and how to apply the right cultivation practices for the challenging conditions. 

Philip Wright has almost 40 years of experience working in the area of soil cultivation, having been Technical Director of Simba for 28 years before becoming an independent soil advisor in 2007. He is a member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the British Society of Soil Science, and is also an Associate Lecturer of the BASIS Soil and Water Management courses run by Lincoln University.

Starting with an introduction to the basics of soil structure and a review of host farm machinery, Philip will then conduct an in-field practical demonstration on how to assess soils with a spade and the effect of different tillage techniques on the soil profile.

Event locations (farm details will be confirmed at registration)

13 May – Kirby Hill, Boroughbridge, YO51 9DS

15 May – Somerby, Brigg, DN38 6EX

17 May – March, Peterborough, PE15 0DH

20 May – Tarbock Green, Liverpool,  L35 1RD

22 May – Finmere, Buckinghamshire, MK18 4AT

24 May – Norton, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 3LG

The events start at 10am and finish at 3pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is free to attend but attendees must first register with ADAS for the Defra Future Farming Resilience Fund scheme.

To register to come along, fill out our registration form or contact resilience@adas.co.uk.

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