Tag Archive for soil health

Flower Rich Grassland Management & Restoration Advice Service for Land Managers in the Wye Valley AONB

Herefordshire Meadows is excited to be involved in a new Wye Valley AONB project to provide support to grassland farmers and land managers in the Herefordshire portion of the Wye Valley AONB. This work is funded by the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) Programme, which is being administered by the Wye Valley AONB on behalf of DEFRA, as part of… Read more →

Herbal Ley Establishment & Management

Do you farm in the English part of the Wye catchment?  Are you looking to improve water infiltration and retention and increase fertility of your soils through low-input methods? The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership invites you to a FREE event: HERBAL LEY ESTABLISHMENT & MANAGEMENT  This is an excellent opportunity to join a free full day workshop … Read more →

Soil Mentor Training

Join Pasture for Life and Soilmentor for this practical, hands-on workshop. We will explore how to understand the changes on your land, both above and below ground and make informed decisions using the Soilmentor app. Soilmentor is a simple app which you can use on your phone to track biodiversity and the health of your soil. We have partnered with… Read more →

Soilmentor training day in Dilwyn

On 12th July Annie Landless, Community Development coordinator at Vidacycle, led an introductory session to the Soilmentor app for 20 of our core group members. The Soilmentor software is designed to help farmers learn what healthy soils and flourishing biodiversity look like on a farm and enable farmers to make better informed farm management decisions. Participants were first given a… Read more →

Watch again: Dr Christine Jones on Biological Pathways to Carbon- Rich Soils

Dr Christine Jones is an internationally renowned and highly respected groundcover and soils ecologist. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.   In a recent webinar on 11th February Dr… Read more →

Biological Pathways to Carbon-Rich Soils

In her presentation, Dr Christine Jones will explain how the influence of plant root exudates on soil structure and function can be enhanced by the adoption of management practices such as the establishment of species-rich plant communities, the adoption of appropriate grazing management and the use of biostimulants. Register for this talk here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HSyumQFLTPSpG_Z-6ZSMBA Read more →

Grassland Management improves Soil Health and Plant Diversity

Source: Farmers Weekly, 19th Oct 2020: How soil focus avoids supplementary feeding on Welsh farm Geraint Powell, situated near Hay-on-Wye, manages his Welsh livestock using a grazing system dictated by a strict pasture recovery. This system is building soil organic matter and increasing plant diversity, enabling him to produce lamb from grass only. Central to Mr Powell’s system is allowing… Read more →

PFLA host talk on soil health and regenerative farming practices 24 June

Talking Soil: Nicole Masters in conversation with Tim Williams   Date: Wednesday 24th June Time: 7.30pm British Summer Time We are very excited to be able to bring to you one of the leading advocates and knowledge bases of regenerative farming practices. During this session Nicole will discuss the absolute importance of soil health within a pastured system, touching on… Read more →