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October 20, 2020

Latest news from the Ludlow iFarm

Autumn 2020 at Ludlow iFarm. What a difference a year makes!

Last year we struggled to plant the plots at Gatley Farms into a far from ideal seed bed in November. This year, 560 trial plots have been planted in ideal conditions on the 19th October, and 88 Oat variety plots will go in the ground on the 20th October.

The trial plots have now moved to the top of the farm at 1050 ft, in 2 side by side fields. The wheat plots will consist of replicated variety trials of 35 varieties , seed treatment trials, seed rate variety trials and fungicide rate and programme trials on the variety Elation. The wheat follows winter rape and the ground has had one pass with with a Sumo, followed by the disc plot drill.

The oats are following wheat and the ground has been ploughed and disced to level prior to disc drilling. The oats consist of husked and naked oat variety trials.

Covid permitting there is a date in the diary for the Ludlow Summer iFarm Event: Tuesday 22nd June 2021!

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