BASIS Points Available Webinar - 10th June - Soils: the heart of a sustainable system - 14:15 to 15:00

What are the best indicators of soil health?

  • Soil organic matter

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • soil biology (fauna life)

    Votes: 5 62.5%
  • Compaction /erosion

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Visual soil assessment test

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Water retention / nutrient retention /crop yield

    Votes: 2 25.0%

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Chaired by Caroline Drummond, LEAF CEO

This session explores ways to improve soil health – key to creating a resilient economically and environmentally sustainable farming system
Clive Bailye @Clive , TWB Farms, Staffordshire, was the inaugural Soil Farmer of the Year in 2016, and discusses how he is using cover cropping, zero tillage and rotational diversity to improve soil fertility.
•Tom Chapman, Innovation4Agriculture, reviews the soil health benefits and practicalities of introducing animals into an arable system
•Julian Gold is putting controlled traffic farming and minimal tillage at the heart of his strategy to prioritise soil health on his 750ha arable business.
•Sam Walker shares his organic farming best practice to improve soil health on his organic beef and arable farmer at Stantyway Farm, Offerton.



Caroline Drummond MBE, Hon DSc, NSch

Caroline Drummond MBE, Hon DSc, NSch, Chief Executive - LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)

Julian Gold

Julian Gold, Farm Manager, Hendred Estate, Oxfordshire

Sam Walker

Sam Walker, Tenant farmer

Tom Chapman

Tom Chapman - Innovation4Agriculture

CHAP Webinar - Innovative tools to overcome the challenges of Regen Ag

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Applying principles of regen ag can incur a range of on-farm challenges. Learn how innovative tools & machinery can help with these hurdles.

This event will be held online from 1pm to 2pm on Thursday 2nd December 2021 so please block it out in your diary.

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