Meeting my sponsors

Today I spent the day at Stoneleigh in AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds’ new headquarters. The idea of the day was for me to get to know the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds team and for them to get to know me. I spent the morning with R& KT team chatting about myself! It was good to find out too that the leader of the R & KT team, Dr Susannah Bolton, used to study intercropping and the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds want to research companion cropping and intercropping. So hopefully my study will help with these aims.

After lunch I was interviewed by Eleanor Perkins on video which will hopefully be on the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds website soon ( Then I was shown around the building by Dr Vicky Foster. Overall all an interesting day with good contacts made and hopefully the start of a productive working relationship.

Thanks again to AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds for sponsoring my Nuffield Scholarship.




Andrew Howard farms 345ha in a family partnership near Ashford, Kent, growing winter and spring wheat, winter and spring oilseed rape, spring oats, spring barley, winter barley, and field beans. His soils range from heavy weald clay to light sand. Andrew is a committee member of BASE UK, and member of LEAF and the Institute of Agricultural Management. As a Nuffield Scholar, Andrew will study companion cropping around the world.