The meeting will be held at the James Hutton Institute’s Dundee site, with a field trip (5 minutes by bus) to a field site where WRAP funded slope stabilisation trials have successfully demonstrated that using quality compost on gradients positively affects both physical stability and plant growth, with reduced erosion and no negative environmental effects.
The objectives of this meeting are to introduce delegates to the WRAP Good Practice Guide: Using PAS 100 compost in landscape and regeneration projects, and to provide a forum for scientists and stakeholders to discuss recent developments in compost production and application. During the afternoon there will be a short trip out to a site. Lunch will be provided.
Registration is free for members of BSSS, and costs £20 for non-members (£10 for students). The registration process can be carried out online at the BSSS website and follow the link to Regional & Special Interest Groups into the Scottish Soils Discussion Group page. For further details, please contact Matt Aitkenhead (01224 395257).
9.30 Arrival and Registration
10.00 Welcome and setting the scene (Dr Paul Hallett)
10.20 Soil manufacture, quality compost use and geotechnical issues (Jenny Grant)
10.40 The WRAP Good Practice Guide: Using quality compost in landscape and regeneration projects (Lee Best)
11.00 Questions & Discussion
11.30 Slope stabilisation and geotechnical engineering applications of quality compost (Ron Wheatley)
12.00 Soil compost engineering (Mick Boyle, Scotbark)
12.30 General questions and Discussion
13.30 Site Walk
15.00 Event concludes