Wed, 10 Nov | Free webinar series

Farmer-to-farmer webinar series (Landworkers Alliance)(FREE)

LWA free farmer-to-farmer webinars. Book on the LWA website: https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/farmer-to-farmer-webinars/
Book on LWA website
 Farmer-to-farmer webinar series (Landworkers Alliance)(FREE)

Time & Location

10 Nov 2021, 16:00
Free webinar series

About the Event

Book online on the Landworkers Alliance website: https://landworkersalliance.org.uk/farmer-to-farmer-webinars/

Soil health Part 1: the foundation of agroecological systems

Wednesday 10th November, 4pm – 6pm

Speakers: Elizabeth Stockdale

This  session will look at how good soil health is central to on farm  resilience, creating better drainage and water retention and mitigating  the impact of climate change. There will be a practical focus on how to  build soil organic matter and we’ll look at the vital role of PP /  perennials in soil protection and the damaging effect of ploughing.

Soil health Part 2: how to receive payments for Sustainable Farming Incentive for soil standards

Wednesday 17th November, 4pm – 6pm

Speakers: Adam Lockyear, FWAG

This  session will be a ‘how to’ guide for getting payments from the  Sustainable Farming Incentive for soil standards using practical  management methods such as mixed herbal leys.

Diverse cropping – Diversity at the heart of agroecological system

Wednesday 24th November, 4pm – 6pm

Speakers: Katie Bliss and Ambrogio Costanzo, Organic Research Centre

Diversity is at the heart of any agroecological system. In this  session we will be looking at this core principle and how on farm  diversity limits pesticide use, supports soil health and mitigates  climate change. We will also look at how diverse cropping spreads labour  and financial risk and ultimately creates economic resilience.

Recycling Fertility Part 1: fertility building in rotation without animals

Wednesday 1st December, 5pm – 7pm

Speaker: Iain Tolhurst

In this webinar we focus on specialist horticulture and the benefits  of crop rotations and recycling green manure to build fertility without  using synthetic fertiliser.

Recycling Fertility Part 2: fertility building in rotation with animals

Wednesday 8th December, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Nikki Yoxall (Chair), George Hosier, David Aglen and James Windridge, PFLA

In Recycling Fertility Part 2, we look at how to create balanced  systems and build fertility in mixed arable and livestock rotations,  including ruminants, pigs and poultry.

Recycling Fertility Part 3: How are farmers composting manure and reusing it on land?

Wednesday 15th December, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Nikki Yoxall (Chair) and Niels Corfield, PFLA

In this session we look at ways to alleviate slurry by creating  compost from farm yard manure that can be spread on the land and be an  additional source of income. We’ll also look at how compost contributes  to climate change mitigation and provide a brief overview of solutions  to slurry disposal costs.

Recycling Fertility Part 4: Farmers working together in the local area

Wednesday 22nd December, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Ben Taylor Davis and Jackie Talbot

This week we are joining a panel of local farmers that work together  in a local area to create and share compost. They will discuss their  processes and how creating a circular system is mutually beneficial to  all involved. might have to be expert saying this is why this is great  idea and why and how it would work.

Integrated pest management Part 1

Wednesday 29th December, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Andy Dibbens

This  session looks at how integrated pest management systems limit pesticide  use, helping to improve soil health, mitigate climate change and  ultimately contributing to overall farm resilience.

Integrated pest management Part 2: disease resistance

Wednesday 12th January, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Lindsay Whistance, Organic Research Centre

This webinar looks at how the right varieties of plants and hardy  livestock breeds make them disease resistant and how as a result they  play an important part in integrated pest management systems.

Pasture Management Part 1: Maximising grass and increasing sward diversity

Wednesday 19th January, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Nikki Yoxall (Chair), Tom Chapman and Rob Havard, PFLA

Both these webinars will be looking at how to manage your grassland  system to minimise other input costs such as nitrogen fertilisers and  housing. In Part 1, we will be looking at how to increase your forage  production and pasture diversity without synthetic inputs.

Pasture Management Part 2: Extending the grazing season

Wednesday 26th January, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Nikki Yoxall (Chair), Tom Chapman and Rob Havard, PFLA

Both these webinars will be looking at how to manage your grassland  system to minimise other input costs such as nitrogen fertilisers and  housing. In Part 2, we’ll be exploring practical steps towards extending  your grazing season and the benefits of outwintering your herd.

Reducing inputs in grazing systems Part 1: reducing supplementary feeding

Wednesday 2nd February, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Nikki Yoxall (Chair), Rob Purdew and Angus Dalton, PFLA

Both  these webinars will look at how changes in management practices can  reduce inputs and lower your running costs. The focus of Part 1 will  look at how changing your grazing practices can reduce the need for  bought-in grain and concentrates.

Feed inputs into the pasture farming system Part 2: reducing the need for antibiotic and anthelmintic usage

Wednesday 9th February, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Nikki Yoxall (Chair), Kate Scott and Dr Spiridoula Athanasiadou, PFLA

Both these webinars will look at how changes in management practices  can reduce inputs and lower your running costs. The focus of Part 2 will  be on how management and switching to resilient breeds can lower  antibiotic and anthelmintic usage and reduce your medical vet bills.

Integrating trees

Wednesday 16th February, 7pm – 9pm

Speakers: Will Simonson, Organic Research Centre

This  session will look at how you can integrate trees into your farming  system including on farm woodland and hedgerow management and  agroforestry. We’ll also be looking at how to leverage payments on farm  trees and how to access carbon payments.

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