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Soil and Water Management Centre

Taking-up the Critical Challenge

The Centre exists to help UK farming make the most of its two most important assets, soil and water, through training, workshops, demonstrations and advice.

An industry-led initiative to help UK farming make the most of its two most precious assets.

  • Acting as a central source of soil and water management information and expertise, and national forum for establishing essential improvement priorities.
  • Making practical soil and water management training and advisory materials widely accessible and co-ordinating farm-based workshops and demonstration projects.
  • Instigating and supporting applied soil and water management research addressing particular challenges and improvement opportunities.

Leading industry partners establishing a national focus for improvement at Harper Adams University.

  • Plugging important gaps in practical soil and water management understanding under modern production systems.
  • Recovering 30 years of critical losses in national soil and water management expertise and training.
  • Delivering major improvements in co-ordinated soil and water management advice and support to crop and livestock producers across the country.

Working hand-in-hand with farmers and key research and training providers for the greatest overall industry value.


Further information

For further information and to register for events please visit the dedicated Soil and Water Management Centre website.

Research notes


Research notes provide explanatory summaries of our current and completed research projects, aimed at non-specialists, students and practitioners in farming and associated industries.

Harper Adams University is a partner in Food and Farming Futures, the independent, collaborative news and information source for farming and food. You can also find research notes for any of our research projects on the Food and Farming Futures website.

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