Improving soil biology for better yields

Designed for: 
Individuals who want to improve the biology of their soils to achieve optimum and sustainable crop yields and understand the effects different farming practises have on the diversity of organisms and population sizes and how this impacts on crop production and margins
Duration: 
one day classroom-based course
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Improving soil biology for better yields

Improve your soil for higher yields
Gain environmental and economic benefits
Build long term resilience into your farming system
Designed for: 
Farmers and others within agriculture who want a better understanding of soil biology, its importance in agriculture for maintaining healthy and sustainable soils and the effects of current farming practises on the diversity of organisms and population sizes in the soil.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
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Strategies for sustainable soil management

Boost yields and quality
Save money and improve margins
Build resilience into your farming system
Designed for: 
Individuals who wish to understand how to manage soil quality, cultivations, land drainage and field margins to achieve optimum and sustainable crop yields and quality in non-irrigated arable crops and break crops.
Duration: 
One day classroom and field-based course
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CPD points to be awarded
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Best practice in water management and irrigation

Optimise yield, quality and crop value
Reduce water use and energy costs
Reduce nutrient losses
Designed for: 
Individuals who wish to understand how best to manage the irrigation of potato, field vegetable and salad crops to improve crop yields and quality.
Duration: 
One day classroom-based course
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Essentials of good soil management

Improve yields and crop value
Save time, improve traffic and travel
Save money, nutrients and fuel
Designed for: 
Individuals who wish to understand the essentials of good soil management and improve their on-farm cultivation decisions. The principles addressed are relevant across all crops. Discussions will be adapted to the technical issues of most interest to participants.
Duration: 
A one day classroom and field-based course
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Building soil fertility through better rotations in combinable crops

Improve yield, and reduce costs
Improve farm profitability
Reduce crop risk and build long term resilience
Designed for: 
Individuals who wish to understand how to manage rotations and build soil fertility to optimise crop yield, cost and margin.
Duration: 
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points: 
CPD points to be awarded
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