Healthy soils, healthy crops: Truro Monitor Farm

Past Event - booking closed

7 February 2019

6:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Tregairewoon Farm, Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall


Ian Roberson will look at all areas of soil and crop nutrition and how a more detailed scientific approach and detailed management can produce higher margins and more environmentally and financially sustainable crop production.

Howard and Anne Emmett farm in partnership near Truro in Cornwall. The all-arable unit extends to 192ha with a further 49ha contract farmed. All operations are carried out in hand including ploughing and min-till. Medium and heavy soils over shillet support a rotation including winter wheat, winter and spring barley and spring oilseed rape and beans. The farm has extensive grain storage and Anne also runs a tea room on the farm. Howard and Anne's objectives are to grow and increase the profitability of the farm.

For more information email Philip Dolbear, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager.