Join us at the Royal Bath & West of England Society’s summer Soils Conference in partnership with FWAG, through the Hills to Levels project and Innovation for Agriculture. 

Will be held on 19th June 2018, 8:30am-3:00pm at The Rural Enterprise Centre, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN.

Hear from distinguished Soil Specialists on topics to include the Science of Soils, Soils & Grassland, Improving Water Quality, Using Agroforestry to Soil Advantage, as well as the success of the Hills to Levels project.

RSVP to Emma Corr: [email protected] 01749 822212 by Friday 15th June 2018

 Schedule -

08:30

Arrival & Refreshments

09:00

Welcome & Introduction from Rupert Cox; Chief Executive (Royal Bath & West of England Society)

09:10

The Science of Soils

Soil Biology by Stephen Briggs MSc BSc NSch; Soil & Water Manager (Innovation for Agriculture)

Soil Physics by Dr Lynda Deeks; Soil Scientist (Cranfield University)

10:10

Soils & Grassland by David Hopkins BSc PhD DSc CBiol FISoilSci FIAgrE FRSB; Professor of Soil Science (The Royal Agricultural University)

10:50

Questions & Discussion

11:15

Coffee Break & Networking

11:40

Improving Water Quality by Tim Stephens; Senior Catchment Advisor (Wessex Water)

12:10

Using Agroforestry to Soil Advantage by Rafael Eduardo Pompa PGdip MSc; (Studying PhD in Agroforestry, recipient of Royal Bath & West of England Society Bursary)

13:00

Hills to Levels Project by Jo Oborn; Crop Agronomist (FWAG)

13:30

Questions & Discussion

14:00

Buffet Lunch & Networking

15:00

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