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Improving Soil Health in Cornwall for Landowners and Farmers
September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
After the success of our Field to Fork webinar, Tevi and Agri-tech Cornwall are collaborating to bring you an introduction into some exciting, innovative projects by Cornwall’s businesses that are working to directly improve the health of our soils. This event is for farmers and landowners who are interested in finding out what they can do to preserve our soil for the future, and for businesses seeking to break new ground using circular economic processes to turn their waste into an environmental offering.
Steve Evans, Tree-Investment Ltd, is developing a successful, sustainable approach to tree planting and the creation of mulch that supports the establishment of new trees – something that is vitally important if Cornwall is to meet its ambitious tree-planting targets.
Jim Foote, Bennamann Ltd, has helped to develop a market-disrupting system of bio-methane production. This entirely circular process also results in a digestate which, rather than a waste product, is used to enrich the farm’s soil.
Becky Willson, Duchy College, is part of the team that is working on the vital Soil Carbon Project. She will explain how farmers can not only monitor their soil, but also manage their impact upon it in order to measurably improve its quality.
During each talk, we will collate your questions in Zoom’s chat function, and afterwards we will direct them to the relevant member of the panel.
Tevi is an ERDF-funded programme supporting Cornish SMEs to grow whist contributing to Cornwall’s environmental growth priorities and circular economy transition. Tevi currently supports over 300 enterprises through bespoke consultancy services, challenge networks and a grant scheme. Tevi is delivered by the University of Exeter in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Development Company.
About Agritech Cornwall
Agri-tech Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly is a £11.8m project to increase Research, Development and Innovation in the Agri-tech sector across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Running to June 2021, it is funded by the European Development Fund, Cornwall Council and the Council for the Isles of Scillly. The programme is led by Duchy College in partnership with University of Exeter, University of Plymouth, Rothamsted Research, Cornwall Development Company and Unlocking Potential.
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