On Tuesday, 15 September 2020, at 10:00 BST, RSK company ADAS, partnering with Rothamsted Research and Bangor University, UK, will host a webinar for RAMIRAN instead of the planned conference.
John Williams, Head of Soils and Nutrients, ADAS, who will deliver the webinar’s opening remarks, said that the webinar will provide an “excellent platform to highlight the issues and describe practices to maximise nutrient use efficiency, minimise losses to the environment and maximise the soil carbon benefits”.
Owing to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the 18th International RAMIRAN conference is being postponed until next year, when it will be held at the University of Cambridge, UK.
RAMIRAN (Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture Network) is a research and expertise network that aims to improve nutrient use and minimise the environmental impact from livestock manure and other organic material in agricultural systems. The conference was last held in 2017 and attracts up to 250 global delegates.
The meeting is free and open to all; however, interested parties must register as places are limited.
RAMIRAN webinar programme
10:00 – Opening remarks
John Williams, Head of Soils and Nutrients, ADAS
10:05 – Improvements in nutrient use efficiency for livestock manures – A Chinese perspective
Dr Zhaohai Bai, Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
10:30 – Management strategies to minimise nutrient losses from organic materials
Dr Karl Richards, Head of Crops, Land Use and the Environment, Teagasc, Ireland
10:55 – Soil carbon benefits of organic materials
Dr Anne Bhogal, Principal Soil Scientist, ADAS
11:30 – The Global Research Alliance Manure Management Network
Professor David Chadwick, Bangor University, UK
11:45 – Closing remarks