Tag Archive for soil

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

This online conference is taking place over 3 days with morning and early evening sessions. Keynote speakers include Barry Gardiner MP, Tine Christiansen (European Environment Agency) and Tony Juniper (Chair, Natural England). Topics of discussion will include; soil carbon storage, natural flood management, strategic floodplain meadow restoration and many more. More information about the event and how to purchase tickets can… 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 →