Otley event focuses on soil and water management on farms

Testing the soil: Otley is set to host an event about soil and water management today.

Testing the soil: Otley is set to host an event about soil and water management today. - Credit: PA

Stanaway Farm at Otley is hosting a free technical event for farmers today from 9am to 16.30pm.

The Soil, Water and Precision Management day has been organised by the Centre for Contemporary Agriculture (CCA).

“Stanaway Farm on Wednesday will be the place to find out what science and technology have to offer in improving a farmer’s soil and water management – the real fundamentals of farming,” said organiser Dr Tony Wilson, of Easton and Otley College.

The Rural Payments Agency confirmed this week that it would like to register farmers for the Basic Payment Scheme at the Otley event – if this has not already been done. Anyone wishing to register for BPS at Wednesday’s event should bring photo ID, a recent bank statement and a recent utility bill.

For further information, or if you would like to attend, contact Richard Rampton, RuralAdvice Ltd, on 01508 470 347 or Dr Tony Wilson, Easton and Otley College, on 01603 732 379.


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