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Cover crop

There is no shortage of information available on cover crops. However, successfully integrating cover crops into arable rotations, while understanding and navigating the positive and negative impacts can be difficult.

Tue, 21 November 2023

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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Join Henny Lowth and Joe Martlew from AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds to hear the latest results from the Strategic Cereal Farm network on how to make cover crops work for your business.

What the presentations will cover

  • Strategic Cereal Farm East: Nathan Morris (NIAB) and Brian Barker (host farmer) present the final results of the cover crop and soil nutrition project, which investigated the long-term impact of cover cropping
  • Strategic Cereal Farm Scotland: Fiona Burnett (SRUC) and David Aglen (host farmer) present the results of the cover crop destruction project, which investigates the impact of the cover crop destruction approach on soil health and crop performance
  • Strategic Cereal Farm South: Elizabeth Stockdale (NIAB) and David Miller (host farmer) present the results of the cover crop and regenerative systems project, which investigates the cumulative benefit of cover crops to soil health and crop performance

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A with participants.

BASIS and NRoSO points are available for this webinar.

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