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26 October 2023: AFBI Soils Conference - La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast

Soil health is recognised as underpinning sustainable and resilient farming systems. Over the past number of decades, AFBI’s extensive soil health research programme has integrated with both agricultural productivity and environmental outcomes to deliver important recommendations to both policy makers and industry. The success of the programme has cumulated in DAERA now supporting the world leading Soil Nutrient Health Scheme.

The AFBI Soil Health Conference will showcase the latest scientific knowledge emerging from this programme, complemented with leading scientists working on soil health from across the UK and Ireland. It is open to all stakeholders to attend and it is expected that over 150 will attend representing industry, academia and government.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • Policy and Legislation in a UK, EU and Global context
  • Research underpinning improvements in Soil Health which support both agricultural productivity and environmental protection
  • Soil Health and Nutrient Management monitoring and measuring 

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