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The practicalities and opportunities of growing on rewetted peatland (LEAF and Harper Adams University workshop)

This workshop will be an opportunity for those who are new to the concept of growing on re-wetted peatland (Paludiculture) to learn more about the practicalities and opportunities this may provide for growers.

The practicalities and opportunities of growing on rewetted peatland (LEAF and Harper Adams University workshop)
The practicalities and opportunities of growing on rewetted peatland (LEAF and Harper Adams University workshop)

Time & Location

07 Dec 2023, 10:00 – 15:00

Edgmond, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8NB, UK

About the event

This workshop will be an opportunity for those who are new to the concept of growing on re-wetted peatland (Paludiculture) to learn more about the practicalities and opportunities this may provide for growers.

The day will feature inputs from industry experts leading this area of research, a discussion workshop and a tour of Harper Adams Paludiculture test site which is in the process of being re-wetted.

The event is part of Harper Adams Paludiculture Innovation Project (PIP), of which more information can be found here: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/news/209047/harper-adams-university-to-become-first-uk-centre-for-the-study-of-peat-farming

10am: Arrival and coffee

10.30: Introduction to Harper Adam’s Paludiculture project – Scott Kirby

10.45: Investigating GHG savings from Paludiculture – Islam Abdel-Aziz (ADAS)

11.00: Exploring the future of farming on lowland peat – Megan Hudson (Fenland SOIL)

11.15: Workshop on the practicalities of paludiculture

12.30: Lunch

13.15: Tour of the paludiculture site at Harper Adams University

15.00: End of day

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