Workshop 16-17 June: soil health, structure and drainage

TRAINING WORKSHOP – RISKS TO SOIL HEALTH, STRUCTURE AND DRAINAGE (funded by CREW)

Soil health, structure and drainage – taught by experts

This workshop provides training on soil examination and management, particularly in relation to water quality and flood risks. It is aimed at
specialists in catchment management, diffuse pollution, natural flood management, field drainage, water quality soil protection and farm inspections.

Background:

CREW recently commissioned 3 reports:

• ‘Valuing Your Soils’ brochure http://www.sruc.ac.uk/homepage/678/soil_and_nutrients
• Large-scale field survey of soil structure degradation and its impact on water quality and flooding risk

• Catchment scale maps of the risk of leaching, runoff, compaction and erosion.

The team behind these reports will provide an intensive, 2 day course teaching field surveying, the importance of risk maps and an overview of results of over 1000 soil structure assessments last winter in Scotland.

Programme:

Day 1 - Measuring soil health, structure and drainage in the field. Includes 1/2 day field practical.
Day 2 - Making sense of field data. Reports of large-scale soil structure/drainage and risk mapping across Scotland.

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