Crop establishment considerations

For Strategic Farmer Rob Fox, challenging soil conditions for the second year in a row have highlighted the importance of achieving good crop establishment. Choosing a suitable approach is not necessarily the case of picking up the cheapest system or the one delivering the highest yields. There are practical factors to consider such as performance in contrasting wet and dry seasons as well as farm-specific pressures, such as grassweeds, pests, labour availability, rotation and soil type that all influence soil health, crop rooting and yield potential.

To help identify the right system for his farm, AHDB Strategic Farmer, Rob Fox, is hosting an establishment trial. On 4th June he will be joined by Jane Rickson (Cranfield University) and Emily Pope (AHDB) to review and reflect upon his learnings to date. This will be an interactive session looking at how to apply soil management research into practice on your own farm.

To book onto this webinar, please click on the booking link above.

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attending these webinars. Registration of your details will be on the session.

All of the webinars are FREE to attend and resources free to download – funded by your levy.

Need more details or information? Please get in touch with Richard Meredith, AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager -

Recordings of previous AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds webinars can be found here.

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This webinar is part of Strategic Farm Week 2020. To find out more about other activities during the week and how to get involved, visit


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