The first of the field days held in July was attended by about 75 farmers and advisors who analyzed cover and companion crops, organised by Tyynelä Farm. Participants performed several shovel tests in the field, to perform a simplified soil diagnosis. Soil specialists from University of Helsinki and local advisory oganization showed attendees how to perform a visual soil assessment for decision making. The project aroused great interest among the participants and actively discussed topics related to crop rotation, soil structure or companion crops.
The second field day at Tyynelä farm in October was focused on the concentration of winter crops, including SoildiverAgro’s wheat case trial where winter wheat was direct drilled into the green manure crop. 30 participants attended this day in which aspects of seed mixing, fertilisation and soil health in general were discussed.