Chelmsford Monitor Farm Summer Meeting

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21 June 2019

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Parklands Farm, Lower Green, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex


The Chelmsford Monitor Farm summer meeting will be looking at a variety of topics based around the Monitor Farm programme from the winter. This includes an update on the machinery that has been bought and sold at Parklands Farm and a discussion around the latest machinery fleet for the farm including the new drill.

Drainage will be a key topic of discussion with expert Rob Burtonshaw and incorporating the impact on black-grass, yield, costings and the reasons behind collapsed land drains. The group will discuss the best way forward for Howard & Daughter with a future drainage scheme.

The farm walk will also include the current cropping on-farm, including a visit to the millet, winter wheat and the YEN trial with differing nutrition programmes and at the cover crop being grown for seed.


  • 09:30 Registration with refreshments
  • 10:00 Welcome and review of the winter meetings Teresa Meadows, AHDB
  • 10:15 Update on the farm business Christy and Hew Willett, Chelmsford Monitor Farmers
  • 10:30 Farm Walk, to include:
    • Drainage and management with Rob Burtonshaw
    • Cover cropping try-out before millet
    • YEN crop
    • Cover crop – grown for seed
    • Machinery – before and after (yard display of current kit), including new Sly drill
    • Black-grass management and cropping around the farm: millet, wheat, beans
  • 12:00 Group Discussion – Drainage options for Brookfield
  • 12:25 Winter meeting programme Teresa Meadows, AHDB
  • 12:30 Lunch

For more information:
Please contact Teresa Meadows by e-mail or call 07387 015465.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 07387015465