Maximising soil health

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Back to presentations: Annual Conference 2018 – Back to basics

Simon Parfey, Owner SoilBioLab and Soil Hub International

Simon’s passion for helping people grow better plants and crops was born through extensive experience gained from working within a demanding commercial horticulture sector – supplying cut flowers to Retail Multiples in the UK. Simon decided to take an interest in soils a step further and move in to a role that enabled him to manage biological innovations and product design at a unique laboratory and large-scale compost site on one of the UK’s leading Organic and Bio-dynamic farms.

Simon established SoilBioLab and Soil Hub International 5 years ago to use specialist scientific techniques to help growers understand and manage their soil and growing media better and provide high quality advice and solutions. This has led to involvement in high level projects and research, partnering with organisations such as the Soil Association on field-based trials on large arable crops and the British Institute of Golf and Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) with annual microscope training workshops.

Simon also works for the UK’s leading arboricultural consultancy Treework Environmental Practice.