Soil Nutrient Health Scheme Training Awareness
September 13, 2023
Farmers in Zone 1 (Down, South Antrim and Eastern Armagh) of the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) have received the soil analysis results, providing pH, nutrient indices and fertiliser recommendations for their farms.
To help farmers interpret and understand these results The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have organised a series of three on-farm events across Zone 1.
The events will focus on using the results of the SNHS soil analysis to assess soil fertility, make best use of organic manures and plan chemical fertiliser applications to optimise production, comply with regulations and protect the environment. The events will also demonstrate how Zone 1 farmers can access their results on the SNHS map viewer and explain the options for completing the SNHS training. The training is available at www.cafre.ac.uk/snhs-training and will help farmers make best use of the information provided by the scheme.
The events will feature various speakers:
- The host farmer will give an overview of their grassland management and explain how they have benefited from participating in the scheme and completing the SNHS training.
- Alex Higgins from Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will give an update on the SNHS soil analysis results and trends within Zone 1.
- CAFRE technologists will discuss the benefits of nutrient management planning and provide instructions on how to join the SNHS training.
No booking required, simply choose the event you wish to attend:
|Tuesday 19th September, 11am||Jason Rankin 2 Crossnamuckley Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AA|
|Thursday 21st September, 7pm||James Henderson 17 Nicholsons Road, Kilkeel, BT34 4JN|
|Tuesday 26th September, 7pm||John Milligan 50 Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9NY|