Soil Health Webinars

May
12
Wed
BASIS: Zoom into Soil: Hidden Processes in Soils
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

‘Zoom into Soil: Hidden Processes in Soils’ will feature Associate Professor Dr Carsten Müller, University of Copenhagen, with his presentation, ‘Soil processes regulated at the microscale – using microscopy to zoom into soil’. We will also hear from an Early Career Postdoc whose research considers hidden processes.

In his presentation, Associate Professor Dr Carsten Müller will explain how soils capacity to store carbon and being a habitat for soil fauna and microorganisms are intricately linked. The decay of plant residues and the parallel build-up of soil organic matter happens at microscale sites within the complex 3D soil matrix. He will take you to these microscale hot spots and highlight the formation of soil organic matter at the interface of plants, microorganisms and soil minerals.

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Basis: Cultivation strategies and effective soil management
May 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

On Wednesday the 12th of May between 12.30PM and 1.30PM BASIS will be hosting an online webinar focussing on cultivation strategies and effective soil management. As all agronomists and growers will know, safeguarding our soils so they can continue to be utilised to produce the food we need is an integral part of developing sustainable farming systems.

Therefore, effective soil management has become a key subject area in a number of our qualifications including FACTS, Foundation in Soils, Quality of Soils and the Soil & Water Management Certificate. We have recently updated the syllabus for the Soil & Water Management Certificate with an increasing focus placed on certain topics such as cultivation strategies, compaction and climate change mitigation; more information on the course updates can be found in this BASIS news article. This webinar will be hosted by Greg Hopkinson, Head of Business Development at BASIS, who will be joined by two industry experts for the event.

Speakers:

Jane Rickson

Professor of Soil Erosion and Conservation at Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute

How fundamental and applied research into soil conservation practices can restore and improve the functioning of our precious soils so they can continue to deliver essential services such as food production, water regulation and mitigation of climate change.

Philip Wright

Independent consultant on cultivation and establishment machinery

Optimising soil structure by prevention (preferably) and cure (when needed) to improve soil resilience using the most economic and effective combination of roots and metal.

  • DATE: Wednesday the 12th May 2021
  • TIME: 12.30pm
  • DURATION: 45-60 minutes in total

1 CPD point will be awarded to BASIS Professional Register members who attend this event.

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May
25
Tue
BASIS: Dr Kris Nichols – Regenerating Soil – part 2
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Kris Nichols is joining us for another meeting to discuss Regenerating Soil to Biologically-Manage Fertility and Build Resilience to Against Pests and Diseases. Please see attachments.

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Jun
8
Tue
BASIS: Dr Kris Nichols – Regenerating Soil Part 3
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dr Kris Nichols joins us to discuss – Regenerating Soil to Connect the Soil and Gut Microbes for Animal Health.

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