Wednesday 28th June - GRASS-FED DAY
Thursday 29th June - NO-TILL DAY
Direct drill demonstrations and machinery Q&A
'Con-Ver-Sation Agriculture' Discussion and Q&A
Soil Pit and Rainfall Simulator
Some of the Speakers at groundswell 2017:
Dr Christine Jones (Australia)
David Montgomery and Anne Biklé (USA)
Keith Thompson (USA)
Graeme Sait (Australia)
George "Bud" Davies (USA)
Dr Sarah Beynon (UK)
Andrew Howard (UK)
Steve Townsend (UK)
Tom Chapman (UK)
Jamie Stotzka, PlantWorks (UK)
Amir Kassam, University of Reading (UK)
Jacqueline Stroud, Rothamsted Research (UK)
Ron Stobart (UK)
Phil Jarvis (UK)
Mike Harrington (UK)
John and Paul Cherry (UK)
As well as talks, there is also opportunities to speak directly with the speakers and other farmers as well as Q & A sessions at the end of each talk.
Mob Grazing - Long Meadow
Demonstrations and discussions in regard to intensive grazing techniques and opportunities to see a Beef Shorthorn herd mob grazing on permanent pasture.
In association with Pasture for Life:
The No-Till Show takes place on a working farm in North Hertfordshire, just off Junction 9 of the A1(M), near Baldock.
The most convenient train station is Stevenage, a 10 minute taxi ride away.
Luton and Stansted Airports are within 30 minutes drive.
The address of the show is:
Lannock Farm, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7EE
Tickets: Available here
BASIS members can collect CPD points on both days.
Soil Health and Cover Crops
There will be a bespoke selection of other businesses involved in the promotion of soil health (cover crops, micronutrients and additives) exhibiting as well as specialist machinery.
Kings will be showcasing a variety of their living cover crop mixes.
There will be breakout sessions taking place in the Seminar Barns with topics ranging from new research into nematodes to the advantages of cover cropping.
Bud Davis and Keith Thompson from Kansas, USA will be demonstrating the effects of 2" of rain on a range of British soils on the Rainfall simulator.
Direct Drill Demonstrations
Field scale demonstrations of direct drilling into cover crop, from a variety of no-till specialists, including the following manufacturers:
Direct Drill Demonstrations from the following companies:
Some of the other exhibitor's at the show: