Tue, 15 Aug|
Self-Sufficient Leys Field Day
Learn how to use forage legumes to reduce reliance on nitrogen fertiliser.
Time & Location
15 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 16:30
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
Do you want to reduce your reliance on nitrogen fertiliser and not compromise on grass growth? This course will focus on using forage legumes such as red and white clover and how they can fit with your farming system. The Cotswold Seeds team will cover how to choose the right mix of plants to sow, seed rates, over seeding, establishment and management. Concerns about bloat, fertility issues and weed control will be discussed along with solutions for different systems.
We will be hearing from Lyndon Edwards from Lower Llantrothy Farm in Monmouthshire who converted to using high clover leys in 2001 and has never looked back.
The course is suitable for livestock farmers, advisors, students and land owners.
Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.
This is a full-day course running from 10am to 4.30pm.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
As part of the GREAT project (see www.greatglos.co.uk) we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the Discounted Ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.
North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster
We can offer subsidised places to members of the North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (https://www.cotswoldfarmers.org/). To book, please select the Discounted Ticket option below.
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Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.£80.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs£65.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£50.00Tax: VAT included
GREAT Project Participant
Subsidised by the GREAT project for existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers with a Gloucestershire postcode.£48.50Tax: VAT included
North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster (for members of our local cluster group)£48.50Tax: VAT included