Event Update Previews
Salisbury iFarm update – Thomas Goodman
What a difference a year makes, favourable weather conditions and warm soils have allowed for good early establishment. At the Salisbury iFarm site, 16 different OSR variety strips were in the ground by 22nd August and 21 Winter wheat varieties were drilled by 30th September – emerging some 7-10 days later.
As well as OSR variety demos we also have a nutrition trial specifically targeting the unique challenges that growing on light chalk soils presents, with particular focus on the requirement of nitrogen, sulphur and potassium for achieving high yielding crops. Our work will explore not only fulfilling the output demand on these nutrients but also the peak uptake demand and availability of nutrients in our calcareous soils.
Along with the winter wheat variety demos we will also be trialling the effects of nitrogen/ fungicide interactions and continuing with our work targeting 15 tonnes to the hectare under Agrii’s Best of British Wheat initiative.
Stafford iFarm update – Ross Dilks
At the Stafford iFarm this year, we are trialling varieties of first & second winter wheats as well as winter oilseed rape. Also new this year we will also have spring barley and spring beans.
Working closely with Philip Marr we are trialling a 7 t/ha oilseed rape challenge, and are taking nutrition very seriously – utilising tissue analysis and pushing the rooting ability of the plant.
Working closely with Philip Marr we are trialling a 7 t/ha oilseed rape challenge, and are taking nutrition very seriously – utilising tissue analysis and pushing the rooting ability of the plant. Come and find out more at our Stafford iFarm event on 19th March.
AgriiFocus Spring Agronomy Event 2014
Thursday 27 February, 10am – 3.30pm
The AgriiFocus Spring Agronomy Event near Swindon will include indoor presentations on key local and national trials results, covering disease management, varieties, nutrition including milling wheat data, and an update on CAP reform, plus much more… After lunch an afternoon trials tour in groups will include talks on varieties, nutrition, environmental plots, and canopy management and fungicides, by specialists within Agrii.
Prior registration is required. Please contact your usual Agrii contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your name, business name, address, main Agrii contact and mobile number.
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