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    Free Nutrient Management Workshops for Farmers

Farmers and their advisers in England can make sure they are up to speed with the nutrient planning software PLANET by attending one of the free PLANET Workshops being organised by ADAS as part of the Defra-sponsored Environment Sensitive Farming (ESF) initiative.

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The hands-on whole-day workshops (10.00 to 16.00) will help farmers and advisers get to grips with using the standalone version of PLANET, the interactive software of Defra's 'Fertiliser Recommendations (RB209)' publication.

“PLANET can be used to develop field-level Nutrient Management Plans and to keep field records,” explains ESF plant nutrient expert Peter Dampney of ADAS. “And, don’t forget that Defra and the Environment Agency are supporting the use of PLANET as a means of complying with Cross Compliance, Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) and Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) requirements.” 

Each workshop will discuss the requirements of Nutrient Management Planning but will have a high content of ‘hands-on’ work using the PLANET version 1.3 standalone software. It will be useful to new or existing PLANET users.

“Delegates should bring their own laptops. Anyone who needs to borrow a computer for the day must let us know at the time of booking though numbers are limited,” adds Mr Dampney.



Tues 21 November

Stockland Lovell Centre, BRIDGWATER, Somerset, TA5 1JJ

Wed 22 November

Eagle House Hotel, LAUNCESTON, Devon, PL15 8BA

Thurs 23 November

Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, YEOVIL, Somerset, BA22 7LH

Fri 24 November

Fromebridge Mill, Whitmister, GLOUCESTER, GL2 7PD

Mon 4 December

NFU offices, SKELMERSDALE, Lancashire, WN8 9LT

Tues 5 December

Newton Rigg, PENRITH, Cumbria, CA11 0AH

Wed 6 December

Blue Cap pub, NORTHWICH, Cheshire, CW8 2DN

Mon 11 December

Holiday Inn, London Road, IPSWICH, Suffolk, IP2 OUA

Wed 13 December

Springfields Events Centre, SPALDING, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ET

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