Improving farm productivity: Pembrokeshire Monitor Farm

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Thu, 28 November 2019

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Camrose Community Hall, Pelcomb Cross, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

SA62 6AB


Dig deeper into improving farm productivity

Successful crop establishment is crucial to achieving high yields and/or controlling farm costs, ensuring the profitability of a business.

At November's Pembrokeshire Monitor Farm meeting, Sarah Kendall (ADAS) and Tom Mead (AHDB Duxford Monitor Farm) will explore how they think a profitable crop can best be established.

We will aim to discuss:

  • The effect of cultivation on crop establishment
  • The cost of different crop establishment systems
  • The impact of soil type on cereal establishment
  • How can seed rate and plant population impact on yield?
  • Does variable seed rate provide a better crop?
  • Conductivity, yield and gross margin mapping, how can this information be useful for Pembrokeshire farmers?
  • Is precision farming worth the investment on a family farm?

Programme

12.30

Welcome and introduction

Richard Meredith - AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowldge Exchange Manager (West & Wales)

12.45

Review of harvest 2019 – what is the yield potential in South Wales? - All  

13.15

The effect of cultivations on crop establishment

Sarak Kendall, ADAS

13.30

 

The cost of different crop establishment systems

Tom Mead, AHDB Duxford Monitor Farmer

Tom Rees, AHDB Pembrokeshire Monitor Farmer

13:45

How can seed rate and plant population impact on yield?

Sarah Kendall, ADAS

14:00

Refreshment break

14.15

How can seed rate and plant population impact on yield?

Sarah Kendall, ADAS

14:30

Conductivity, yield and gross margin mapping, how can this information be useful for farmers?

Sarah Kendall, ADAS

14:45

Is precision farming worth the investment on a family farm?

Tom Rees, AHDB Pembrokeshire Monitor Farmer

Tom Mead, AHDB Duxford Monitor Farmer

15:00

How to achieve a high yielding crop – a farmers experience

Tom Mead, AHDB Duxford Monitor Farmer

15:30

Close & depart

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

E richard.meredith@ahdb.org.uk

T 07717493015


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