Croft (North) Open Day

Tuesday, 02 July 2024

10:00am - 4:00pm

Croft Grange Farm, Jolby Lane, Croft-on-Tees, Darlington, North Yorkshire


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Celebrate 80 years of the Recommended Lists with us at The Croft Open Day.

The Croft Open Day is kindly hosted by Croft Farms, in partnership with NIAB and Argrain, showcasing the latest arable advice and research from UK agri-businesses, breeders, manufacturers and research organisations at the forefront of agri-tech innovation and technology, research and commercial enterprise.

Free to attend, the event features a mix of exhibits and field-based demonstrations that enable attendees to interact with leading industry experts, alongside, and new for 2024, a programme of indoor technical seminars from leading specialists on agronomy and business topics. 

The tour will include a demonstration of our winter barley varieties plot by a member of our Recommended Lists team. We will also have some exciting additions to celebrate the anniversary of the Recommended Lists. 


  • 9:30am Registration and farmyard exhibits open
  • 10:15am NIAB field demonstration tours start
  • 12:30–1:30pm Hog roast lunch
  • 3:00pm Final field tour starts
  • 4:00pm Event closes

Tour groups start from the farmyard at regular intervals from 10:15am through to 3:00pm. Allow two hours for the full tour.

In the field

  • Winter wheat varieties – Clare Leaman and Ian Midgley
  • Cereal disease management – Aoife O’Driscoll and Andrew Watson
  • Soil Management and rotations – Elizabeth Stockdale and Joe Martlew
  • Alternative crops, including cover, fibre and biomass crops plus herbal leys – Lydia Smith and Jasmine Toole

Additional field stops

  • Barley varieties – AHDB

As part of this event is in the field, please bring suitable footwear and clothing.

Book your place via NIAB’s website


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


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