Agrii launch new environmental development site
Oliver Hauxwell, Agronomist and Laura Francis, CFE Co-ordinator
In partnership with DLF Trifolium and by kind permission of Waddesdon Estate, Agrii have set up our first environmental development site in Buckinghamshire. We will use the site to develop best practice guidelines which focus on establishment, weed control and nutrition in game cover and stewardship crops. Stewardship and game cover crops are a feature of many farms across the region and could become even more of a focus post CAP reform.
Innovative R&D projects such as this one enable Agrii to provide not only information on the best way to grow these crops but also to quantify the level of investment required to do the job properly. Having access to this sort of information means growers can make accurate decisions on the financial viability of Environmental Stewardship on their farms based on real life data.
The site is not an easy one and challenges to be addressed include blackgrass control and spring cropping on heavy land. However, we look forward to welcoming you to our site and sharing our experiences.
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