ASA Soil Science Day
SOIL – THE FOUNDATION OF FOOD PRODUCTION
Date: 7th March 2018
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm approx
Location: City North Hotel (AM) & Dowth (PM)
Registration: FREE to members. €30 for non-members. Limited places available.
Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend please email the ASA office
10.30 Managing soils for delivering multiple eco-system services
Dr. David Wall, Teagasc
Leanne Roche, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Dr. Saoirse Tracy, Assistant Professor in Plant/Soil Science, UCD
13.00 Depart to Dowth (By Bus). Parking is not available for delegates.
13.30 Arrive Dowth
A presentation (part 1, part 2) on the heritage of Dowth hall, the restoration of grassland swards through the application of soil nutrition and new technologies. From soil to society, the flow of nutrition from soil to consumer. This will be followed by a farm walk, to view swards, soil and rapid plate meter to measure grass. (Afternoon Session will be part outdoor. Please dress accordingly.)
16.00 Depart Dowth to City North Hotel. Approx 30 minutes transfer.
This event is kindly sponsored by Devenish.