WEDNESDAY 8TH & THURSDAY 9TH JUNE 2022 
CHRISHALL GRANGE, DUXFORD CAMBRIDGESHIRE SG8 7NT

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NIAB Soil Hole

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NIAB Soil Hole

IT'S ALL ABOUT GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF PERSPECTIVE

A favourite returns for Cereals 2022.  The 20m long, 1.5m deep soil hole provide a view of crop performance below ground. 
Offering you a chance to step down and discover a unique, worms eye perspective of soil structure and cover crop mixes. 

“Rotational decisions are often made with limited thought about the impact on soil – all farmers’ soils are unique. The location, crop choice and management methods mean soils differ from one field to the next and no farmer truly mirrors another. It is imperative that farmers look at using plants and tillage together to drive soil health and create the ideal structure, with a range of pore sizes for maximum water & nutrient holding capacity.”

Dr Elizabeth Stockdale, Soil Scientist NIAB.

 

The 20 metre long NIAB Soil Hole is back again showcasing a wide range of research and information on rotations, cultivations, tillage and soil management from NIAB specialists and project partners.

It is your chance to get down and dirty with the perfect view of the roots of various crops, providing a unique opportunity to explore the foundations of various farming system options and discover the impact of different cropping options on soil structure.

This year’s surrounding plots show alternative break crops, herbal ley mixtures and a hybrid versus conventional comparison of above and below ground crop growth in winter oilseed rape, wheat and barley.

Continue The Experience With Expert Presentations In the Farmers Weekly New Era Theatre

The NIAB Soil Hole will be complemented by information presented in the Farmers Weekly New Era Theatre, presentations within the NAAC Land Drainage Hub and in the direct drill demo area.

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