Truro Monitor Farm

Howard Emmett

Howard and Anne Emmett farm in partnership near Truro in Cornwall. The all-arable unit extends to 192ha with a further 49ha contract farmed. All operations are carried out in hand including ploughing and min-till. Medium and heavy soils over shillet support a rotation including winter wheat, winter and spring barley and spring oilseed rape and beans. The farm has extensive grain storage and Anne also runs a tea room on the farm. Howard and Anne's objectives are to grow and increase the profitability of the farm.

Upcoming meetings

Visit the AHDB events portal for all Monitor Farm meeting dates and details

For more information email Philip Dolbear, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager.

Previous meetings:

  • Summer meeting: 19 June 2019
  • Succession: 7 March 2019 (report, pdf)
  • Healthy soils, healthy crop: 7 February 2019 (report, pdf)
  • Farming soi: 13 December 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Machinery review: 1 November 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Summer meeting: 19 June 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Informal farm walk: 17 April 2018, 17:00 - 20:00 (report, pdf)
  • What to learn from organic farming (John Pawsey): 1 February 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Machinery replacement strategies (Julian Gold): 7 December 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Precision farming - assessing what pays: 2 November 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Summer meeting: 21 June 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Choosing a profitable rotation: 16 February 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Cover crops and variety choice: 19 January 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Dissecting fixed costs: 8 December 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Assessing soil health: 10 November 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Launch meeting: 21 June 2016 (report, pdf)


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