The event will be hosted by Farm Net Zero Demonstration Farmer, Andrew Brewer.
Lunch will be provided.
This Lottery-funded Farm Net Zero event will integrate the ELMS Test and Trial project work of Jan Dinsdale (Cornwall Wildlife Trust), and perspectives from James Wimpress (Environment Agency) and Ashley Taylor (Duchy of Cornwall).
The field walk and discussion will cover:
Soil health and soil carbon in rotation with respect to Net Zero
The challenges and opportunities in growing field vegetables in a profitable rotation
Best practice rotations, including the integration of livestock
Future opportunities for increasing on farm sustainability
James Daniel of Precision Grazing Ltd. will be discussing how to make the most out of your grass. He will detail how to optimise grass management and improve grazing efficiency using Ben’s paddocks as a case study.
This event will highlight ways to:
Eliminate bought in feed and fertiliser
Improve soil health
Increase resilience of your farming system
Lunch will be provided.
The event will be hosted by Farm Net Zero Monitor Farmer, Ben Thomas: Treveddoe Farm, Warleggan, PL30 4HF.
This event will be based around the trial results for winter 2021-2022 from three Farm Net Zero farms.
The field walk will cover results for:
Soil quality; and
A discussion on grazed winter cover crops within the rotation.
The event will be hosted by Malcolm and Catherine Barrett of Tregooden Farm. Please meet in the farm yard PL30 3PS (What3words: modifies.tapers.zebra). The post code takes you to a neighbouring farm so continue up the hill 100 yards to Tregooden entrance. The trial seed was supplied by South West Seeds Ltd. and the forage analysis funded by FAB Farmers.
You are invited to come along and find out more about carbon calculation for dairy farms and dig a little deeper into the accounting process and where the differences are.
This workshop run as part of the Farm Net Zero project will use real farm data and showcase the results of different carbon calculators to provide a discussion point to look at how carbon calculators work on farm.
Areas for discussion will be:
The inclusion of sequestration – is soil carbon accounted for?
Farm scale or product level – what impact does it make?
How to use carbon tools to evaluate the impact of management change
How do carbon calculators align to future standards and requirements for ELMS
Booking is essential – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to book your place.
Date: Monday 17 January 2021, 11am – 1pm, with lunch afterwards.
Venue: Port and Starboard restaurant, Chapel Road, Indian Queens, Saint Columb, TR9 6JZ
Meet at the Real Food Garden, Trelowarth, Inches, Bodmin PL30 5LR for a tour, and then reconvene at St Wenn Village Hall for discussion and lunch.
Time: 10.30 – 13.30
Lunch will be provided
Amelia Lake of the Real Food Garden will discuss her vegetable production system, the challenges, the opportunities and how to sequester carbon whilst running an economically viable vegetable production system.
At this event, the Farm Net Zero team will host a discussion about:
Carbon accounting for vegetables
The Field Lab for composting
We will launching this horticultural forum, and participants will have the opportunity to steer this group over the next 4 years.
To book your place, contact Hannah Jones (Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alex Bebbington (email@example.com).
A workshop aimed at farm advisors, agronomists, consultants and trainers.
Lunch will be provided
With an increasing appreciation of the critical role and value of soil to our farm net zero ambitions comes a need for more effective measurement of soil carbon levels.
At this event, experts working on the Soil Carbon project will present new insights and recommendations including sampling to account for in-field variations, protocols for monitoring change over time and guidance on the practicalities associated with laboratory testing methods.
We will also be launching our Soil Carbon Field and Laboratory Guide.
Becky Willson (Farm Carbon Toolkit)
Prof. Paul Harris (Rothamsted Research)
Prof. Andy Neal (Rothamsted Research)
Jasper Newman (Plymouth University)
Tom Tolputt (Southwest Farm Consultants)
To book your place, contact Stephen Roderick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alex Bebbington (email@example.com).
Are you interested in understanding more about the link between nutrient dense food and soil health?
Would you like to learn practically how you can measure nutrient density in your crops?
Come along to this practical half day workshop to learn more about how to meaures and understand crop quality based on nutrient density and realise the potential to increase crop quality, save costs, and add value to the food that you produce.
This course will cover:
Background to the concept of nutrient density, how it can be measured using affordable hand-held tools and what this tells us about supporting natural ecosystems, including increased carbon sequestration and biodiversity, and the potential to increase health of animals and people
Practise using a hand-held Brix Refractometer to measure crop nutrient density
Take part in a taste testing session to deepen your understanding of the relationship between high and low values of nutrient density, and how this relates to healthy soil
Learn about the Bionutrient Food Association’s Real Food Campaign (USA) and development of their Bionutrient Meter to empower farmers, growers and food citizens to select nutrient dense food. Also, how their database is showing nutrient variation within the same crop to help increase our understanding of what crop quality is in relation to soil health and growing practices
The course is being run as part of the Farm Net Zero project and will be led by Matthew Adams from the Growing Real Food for Nutrition organisation. The course is open to horticulltural growers and numbers are limited, so book your place today.