Louth Monitor Farm

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Mike Daniells is the farm manager at Swaby near Louth. On land totalling 2,000ha Mike grows first wheat, winter and spring barley, oilseed rape, spring beans and vining peas, as well as keeping a herd of 60 suckler cows. Like many growers around the country Mike is finding black-grass control more difficult, and wants to address this, in addition to making a steady move towards a no-till system. He is already in an ELS scheme, with Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on his land and has started using GPS to achieve variable fertiliser rates.

Meeting notice

If you are interested in attending the next meeting, please email Harry Henderson, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager.

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Previous meetings:

  • Soil Microbiology, slug migration and aggregate stability. Field walk: 21 February 2017
  • Adoption of Controlled Traffic Farming: 17 January 2017
  • Cover crops and livestock. Growing for soil, livestock, or the crop?: 20 December 2016
  • Soil compaction and drainage: 18 November 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Summer open day: 21 June 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Grain marketing: 12 February 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Machinery costs: 2 December 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Strip-till drill performance: 10 November 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Farm walk, strip till drill update, spring beans, black-grass control: 4 June 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Milling wheat breakfast and black-grass control: 17 February 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Variable rate seeding: 20 January 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Machinery costings: 22 December 2014 (report, pdf)
  • Bean agronomy: 12 December 2014 (report, pdf)

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