It has been announced that SoilsCon 2017 will be held on Wednesday 18th October this year. Regarded as an event that is firmly placed in the landscape industry events calendar, SoilsCon will be will be held in the same venue as last year, Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The location for last year’s event proved popular, leading organisers to select the same venue for the third convention.
This year will be the third soils conference that has been organised by Tim O’Hare, the soil scientist and landscape consultant. The conference will hopefully offer landscape architects, contractors, garden designers, developers, topsoil manufacturers and a range of other industry professionals a day of professional development, discussion and debate. On offer at SoilsCon will be a number of different presentations form some of the country’s leading experts in their respective fields.
The speakers that have been confirmed for this year’s event include organizer Tim O’Hare, Tim White the Senior Associate of Tim O’Hare Associates; TerraCottem CEO Carol Devos; Martin Gammie, the Managing Director of Consulting with Trees Limited; and Head of research and Development at PlantWorks Ltd, Dr. Louisa Robinson-Boyer. The subject of the presentations that will definitely be covered at this year’s SoilsCon will include: Soil management practices on Greenfield sites, which will refer to a North West Cambridge case study; The benefits of using new generation soil conditioning technology in order to improve soil performance; considerations to what sustainable urban tree planting looks like; and the role that mycorrhizal fungi plays in water and nutrient uptake.
Also on offer at the event in Oxfordshire is a Soil Surgery, which will be held during the networking sections of the show. At this surgery, visitors will be helped by Tin O’Hare Associates team members with their specific soil issues. More complete programme of speakers and presentations will be released a later date.