Kingsclere Farm Walk

Spring Crop Establishment and Research Trials

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Join us for the second of our Farm Walk series this season

Each month we invite our community, partners and end-users to come and meet us and each other.

We are trying to build the sense of "community" amongst our members to foster sharing, learning and relationships. 

 It's the ideal setting to get together and discuss ideas on farming and agronomy,  and to see some of the fantastic farms our members run and are rightly proud of.

Hosted by Tim May at Kingsclere and linking up with the Oper8 project, the main theme of the event will be Spring crop establishment, competitive cultivars and weed management strategies. There is also an opportunity to look at winter crops heading into the Spring, where much of the story for the season has already been determined

Topics for discussion will include;

Spring crop establishment

  • Drilling Dates

  • Seed rates

  • Spatial arrangement (row spacings)

  • Strip till and inter row mowing

  • Varieties

  • Crop/weed dynamics

  • Weed communities

  • Mechanical weed control     

  • Trace elements and microbial innoculants

We will also have a chance to look at the LiveWheat Legacy winter wheat trial, LiveOat winter oat and LiveBean winter bean strips Tim has drilled and anything else attendees are interested in looking at on the farm.

Tim farms 880ha in Hampshire near Basingstoke, on mostly chalk loam soils. The typical rotation is four years diverse herbal leys followed by four years of cash cropping, having either a wheat or an oat focus. Tim has a mobile dairy on the farm which is as important as the arable enterprise. Although relatively new to Organic farming, Tim is innovative and full of ideas and fresh perspectives. Come to Kingsclere on 27th March to find out more about Tim's farm. To find out more about Tim, read his Farmer Profile here.

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Date & Time
27 March 2024
13:00 16:00 Europe/London

Kingsclere Estates Ltd

Pitt Hall Farm
RG26 5RJ
United Kingdom
--Kingsclere Estates Ltd, Other Address--
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Organic Arable

+44 1638 744144

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