Spring 2018 at Malmesbury Monitor Farm

Malmesbury Monitor Farm spring 2018 update

A spring 2018 update from Malmesbury Monitor Farm host Roger Wilson

Posted by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds on Thursday, 5 April 2018

Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson farms in partnership with his brother Peter at Lower Odd Farm in Wiltshire. They have 170 ha owned land plus10 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.

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