Effective soil and water management are essential in order to optimise crop yields and maintain soil functionality for sustainable, profitable UK food production.

This one-day course provides a concise technical overview of key factors pertinent to effective soil and water management as well as practical demonstrations of soil properties conducive to and constraining sustainable intensification. 

At a glance

  • Duration1 day
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£375

What you will learn

A series of informative and interactive soil management demonstrations will be held. Participants will be subdivided into three groups which will rotate around the following activities; 

  • Group 1: Relationship between soil texture, structure, bulk density, porosity and infiltration
  • Group 2: Soil erosion processes and mitigation options
  • Group 3: Tillage options to alleviate soil compaction


This course is provided via the Agrifood Training Partnership (AFTP).

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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