Ruminating on the Role of Digestate in Managing Healthy Soils
September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Investment in digestors across the UK has brought benefits of managing waste, generating energy on-farm, and generating a home-grown fertiliser and soil conditioner. Yet rigorous, quantitative analysis of the benefits to soils from digestate application are lacking.
We will discuss the outputs of a 2-year Innovative Farmers project designed to investigate the impact of digestate application to soils, and the role of cover crops in improving efficacy of digestate by helping retain nutrients, maintain soil organic matter and ensure ease of compliance with NVZ regulations.
We’ll also be thinking more widely about different soil amendments and the perpetually tricky issue of “measuring soils health.” Sign up to our monthly newsletter to get updates on the programme for this event as it is released.