Warrington Monitor Farm

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Robert Cross is a partner in a family farm with his father John and grows over 280ha of combinable crops on a seven-year rotation. He grows wheat, barley, oats, spring beans and oilseed rape in the Warrington and Knutsford areas of Cheshire. Robert is keen on improving soil structure and organic matter as well as establishing greater understanding of the oat and oilseed rape yield barriers. He currently serves on the North West Combinable Crops Board for the NFU as well as co-ordinating the Debate and Speechmaking Competition for Cheshire YFC.

Upcoming meetings

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

For more information contact AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager Michelle Nuttall on Michelle.Nuttall@ahdb.org.uk or 07778 143404. 

Previous meetings:

  • Summer meeting: 5 June 2019
  • Grain storage and diversification: 7 March 2019 (report, pdf)
  • Machinery costs: 23 January 2019, (report, pdf)
  • Choosing a profitable rotation and making a profit from break crops: 12 December 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Drainage: 6 November 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Summer meeting: 26 June 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Cover crops: 8 March 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Getting the best out of your sprays and sprayer: 7 February 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Trace elements and using different types of N: 14 December 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Headland management, soils and compaction: 8 November 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Summer open day: 27 June 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Increasing yields in break crops: 28 February 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Fungicides and variety choice: 17 January 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Precision farming: 13 December 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Grain marketing: 8 November 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Launch meeting: 1 June 2016 (report, pdf)

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