Stowmarket Monitor Farm

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Brian Barker and his cousin Patrick run E.J. Barker & Sons, a family farm partnership and contracting business in Suffolk dating back to 1957. The family owned 513ha arable farm business is farmed on a traditional 12- year rotation, incorporating winter wheat for feed, herbage grass seed and break crops of spring barley, beans, oilseed rape or linseed. Environmental consideration is crucial to the running of the business and remains a key factor in all decision-making on farm.

Meeting notice

For more information contact Teresa Meadows, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, on

Previous meetings:

  • Summer open day: 30 June 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Reducing machinery costs & increasing income: 3 February 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Crop establishment costs & cover/companion cropping: 6 January 2017 (report, pdf)
  • Soil health: 2 December 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Reaching your yield potential (YEN Project): 4 November 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Summer open day: 10 June 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Harvest management (am) and marketing practice (pm): 5 February 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Micro-nutrition (am) and costs of production (pm): 8 January 2016 (report, pdf)
  • Fungicide strategy (am) and marketing theory (pm): 4 December 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Macro-nutrition (am) and buying strategy (pm): 6 November 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Open day and farm walk: 19 June 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Soil management and crop establishment: 31 March 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Malting Barley Breakfast and weed control: 6 March 2015 (report, pdf)
  • Crop establishment: 6 February 2015, 10am (report, pdf)
  • Soil management and benchmarking: 9 January 2015, (report, pdf)
  • Launch: 14 November 2014 (report, pdf)

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