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Course details

Syllabus
Preventing and alleviating soil compaction
Code
SW04
Designed for
Individuals who wish to understand the impact of soil compaction on crop performance, the cost implications and the options available to prevent and alleviate compaction in the sub-soil layers.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience
Dates and locations
To be scheduled
Price
£225 + VAT
Duration: 
A full day classroom-based course
CPD points
12 BASIS points; 1 NRoSO point
Author: 
Andrew Watson, NIAB TAG
Content

Classroom module 1 (half day) - Causes and cures of soil compaction:

  • the impact of soil compaction on crop production  and methods of assessment;
  • the implications of soil type, soil conditions and organic matter content on compaction;
  • tyres and compaction, including the implications of load, tyre inflation pressure, design, working speed, conditions and number of passes;
  • alleviating compaction through Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) and a practical approach to making a transition to CTF.

Classroom module 2 (half day) - Practical guidance on reducing compaction:

  • the tools, skills and technologies available to identify and measure compaction on farm;
  • the practical options available to minimise compaction;
  • the practicalities of making a transition to controlled traffic farming.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate