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Sustainable farming practices explored in Werrington

In July 2016, farmers, students and advisers enjoyed a breakfast workshop hosted by internationally renowned experts on soil management. The 3-hour event was packed with information on a range of soil management topics including; soil structure, compaction, worm distribution, nutrient management and water infiltration. 

The delegates were also introduced to the Werrington Brook Improvements Programme which has a work stream dedicated to reducing rural and urban sources of pollution. The workshop concluded with a field visit to arable and permanent grass fields to hear further practical tips.  
Catchment Co-ordinator Rob Price commented: “This was another great Catchment Sensitive Farming event, inspiring farmers to make relatively small changes that can help both their business and the quality of our water environment. Good soil management in upstream rural areas will help improve sediment management in Marholm Brook, Werrington Brook and Brook Drain.” 

This event took place at Helpston’s Willow Brook Farm Shop and is one of a number of professional events organised by Welland and Nene’s Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer Georgina Wallis and funded through the Welland Diffuse Pollution Project, a priority project for the Welland Valley Partnership.

For more information on the Werrington Brook Improvements, click here.