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Roger Wilson farms in partnership with his brother Peter at Lower Odd Farm in Wiltshire. They have 170 ha owned land plus 10 ha rented grassland. The arable rotation is flexible, incorporating winter wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans, winter and spring barley as well as grass leys. All crops are dried and stored on-farm. The farm has a beef herd which are fed home-grown cereals. Key challenges for the farm are the threat of ryegrass, inconsistent bean yields, rape establishment, pyrethroid resistance and managing the farm’s heavier soils. During the three years of the Monitor Farm programme, Roger would like to address topics including succession, soil management and the evaluation of variable rate fertilisers.

Meetings

  • 4 November 2019
  • 2 December 2019
  • 3 February 2020
  • 2 March 2020

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

For more information contact Philip Dolbear, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager for the South West on philip.dolbear@ahdb.org.uk or 07964255614

Previous meetings:

  • Summer meeting: 25 June 2019
  • Fungicide strategies: 4 March 2019 (report, pdf)
  • Learning from organic: 5 February 2019 (report, pdf)
  • Better grain marketing post-Brexit: 3 December 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Machinery review: 5 November 2018, 10:15am - 1:30pm
  • Summer meeting: 26 June 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Succession planning (Heather Wildman): 6 March 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Grass weed management (Stephen Moss and Chris Padfield): 6 February 2018 (report, pdf)
  • Soil management (Philip Wright): 4 December 2017  (report, pdf)
  • Precision farming: 7 November 2017 (report, pdf) (farm update, pdf)
  • Launch meeting: 26 June 2017 (report, pdf)

 

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