Working with farmers to make the most of soil nutrients for eco efficiency - the PROSOIL PROJECT

Heather McCalman, Huw Powell, Susan Buckingham

Allbwn ymchwil: Pennod mewn Llyfr/Adroddiad/Trafodion CynhadleddTrafodion Cynhadledd (Nid-Cyfnodolyn fathau)

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Working with key industry stakeholders and farmers, the PROSOIL project aims to achieve a better understanding of soil and nutrient management to optimise farm productivity. Linked to IBERS research that is scientifically determining the impact of improving soil health on forage and livestock productivity and quality, farmer participation is a key part of the dissemination. Eight commercial development farmers (CDF), who volunteered during a series of events, are working with IBERS Grassland Development Centre to explore the effects of their farming practices on soil health and productivity by making field-scale measurements. The farms represent different agriculture sectors including three dairy farmers who use a range of systems for recycling animal manures and other soil nutrients. Results from the CDF, including the implications of nutrient management methods, and a survey of Welsh dairy farmers' soil nutrient management practices will be presented. Findings are disseminated through a range of knowledge exchange methods, from indirect factsheets to active learning through participation that encourages farmers to actively adopt and evaluate soil management approaches when they meet, discuss and share results.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlGrassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems
Is-deitlProceedings of the 18th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation
GolygyddionH. F. M. Aarts, A. de Vliegher, D. Reheul, J. A. Reijneveld, J. Verloop, A. Hopkins, A. van den Pol-van Dasselaar
Tudalennau455-456
Nifer y tudalennau2
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 2015
DigwyddiadProceedings of the 18th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation - Wageningen, Yr Iseldiroedd
Hyd: 15 Meh 201517 Meh 2015

Cynhadledd

CynhadleddProceedings of the 18th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation
Gwlad/TiriogaethYr Iseldiroedd
DinasWageningen
Cyfnod15 Meh 201517 Meh 2015

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