This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of land management.
It runs once a year around June/July.
Morning farm walk and afternoon machinery demonstration.
We will cover - What are your objectives in managing your land? - For production and/or nature, stock? Meeting the regulations and best practice.
Seasonality of tasks.
Ditches - purpose of, regulations, clearing.
Hedges - regulations, trimming/coppicing/laying, growing species.
Orchard management - grazing, pruning, protection
Fencing - boundary/watercourses, electric, strip grazing, netting.
Soils - types, testing, poaching, compaction etc.,
Fertilisers/manures - pH, timings, testing, livestock manures.
Grass - growth, seasonality, grazing management.
Clover - red vs white, benefits, nitrogen fixing.
Weed control - thistles, docks, nettles, rushes, sprays, topping, weed wiping.