Description

Transition your arable or mixed farming operation into a regenerative agriculture system using the soil health principles.

Course Outcomes:

  • Reviewing and analysing your successes/failures in the season
  • Finding more ways soil health principles in your management operations
  • Using amendments & foliar nutrients to enhance plant performance/photosynthesis
  • Design your own cover crop mixes
  • Design a composting system for your operation
  • Review/critique of crop rotation in practice

Content:

  • Plant nutrition & plant health
  • Soil nutrient balancing, amendments and mineral applications
  • Monitoring plant health: Brix testing, sap pH
  • Selecting & using lab testing: soil minerals, base saturation
  • Building soil organic matter, foliar/sap analysis
  • Composting systems & upcycling manure resources – applied theory
  • Review of your season so far, with feedback from group and tutor
  • Data gathering & monitoring review

Tools & Technology:

  • Field Margin app – https://www.fieldmargin.com/
  • Soilmentor app – https://soils.sectormentor.com/

About the Tutor:

Niels Corfield has been working to deliver truly sustainable food and farming systems for more than 15 years. He is a researcher, adviser, educator, designer and tree nurseryman. He has 12 years’ experience teaching adults and is formally trained in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture Design. On a mission to create regenerative landscapes and farms in the UK and Europe, Niels focuses on agroecological systems that are low maintenance yet productive.

Cost

£59

Who

  • Farmers & Arable Growers
  • Graziers, herdsmen & shepherds
  • Landowners
  • Farm & estate managers
  • New entrants
  • Ecologists & advisors

Eligibility: Any individuals that have completed our Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture for Farmers – Fundamentals Course

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