Calcium Conference Online | LKAB Minerals

The Calcium Conference is back for 2020, this year through a series of webinars during September and October.

Calcium plays an integral role in soil and plant health. The mineral is used to strengthen a plant’s cell wall structure and help protect against diseases, in addition to being critical for soil structure. Yet despite these benefits, it’s often forgotten by farmers and agronomists alike.

We’re joined by industry experts to explore the subject of Calcium for agriculture, in our new Calcium Conference Online webinar series.

Our webinar series is CPD certified and delegates are eligible for 1 BASIS CPD point per webinar (including watching the recording).

Webinar series host – Mark Tripney, LKAB Minerals
Mark has a wealth of experience in the agricultural industry and specialises in soil and nutrient management, and is a Technical Consultant and Agronomist for LKAB Minerals. Mark provides advice on the best materials to maintain balanced soil, suitable for the sustainable production of healthy and nutritious crops for livestock and the food chain.

Past Webinars

Calcium for crops: getting the balance right

Hear real-world examples from our guest speakers, Charlie Steer (Grosvenor Farms) and John Mason (Agrii) who share their latest trial results using Calcium.
Join us to hear the experts explain how they are balancing soil nutrients in practice for different crop types, and ask your questions in the live Q&A.

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The Biochemistry of Calcium

In the second webinar in our Calcium Conference series, we’re excited to be joined by Professor Philip White from the James Hutton Institute to delve deeper into the subject of Calcium for agriculture.
​​​​​​​In this technical talk, Philip White describes the importance of Calcium for plant physiology and crop health, including the demand for Calcium in cell walls.

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An introduction: Calcium for soil and plant health
We’re joined by Steve Townsend of Soil First Farming for an introduction into Calcium for soil and plant health. Steve discusses why Calcium is integral for soil structure, and why testing for pH levels alone can be misleading.

This webinar was live on the 17th September, but you can watch the recording here.