June 6th 2019
STC Sustainability Conference 2019: ‘Growing in the Green’ – 24th June 2019
Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, North Yorkshire, is holding a sustainability conference on 24th June, 2019, that will showcase the ongoing research and development the centre has done into clover ‘living mulches’. The day will be opened by STC’s Dave George, who will provide a background to the work done at the centre. Then Dr Rob Brooker, from the James Hutton Institute will explain the benefits of ‘Plant Teams’ or crop mixtures. Speakers from LEAF/ORC will look at Industry engagement with Intercropping, then, following a short tea break Neil Fuller will talk about his work ‘Growing in the Green’ with clover, and Dave George will provide further detail about the clover projects currently underway at STC. Andrew Manfield, from Hessleskew Farm at Sancton, will add to the discussion, providing a farmer’s perspective on commercial clover cropping.
There will be a question and answer session with the speakers before lunch, and the afternoon will begin with a machinery and technology demonstration by Manterra and CHAP, followed by tours of STC’s clover plot, led by Dave George, Andrew Manfield and Neil Fuller. The day will end with an optional tour of the CHAP Vertical Farming Development Centre with Dr Rhydian Beynon-Davies.
The event is free, but places are limited, so delegates need to book. Contact Emma Duffin (firstname.lastname@example.org).