Monitor Farm meeting: Brigg

Past Event - booking closed

Thu, 09 January 2020

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Hibaldstow Village Hall, Station Road, Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire

DN20 9DY

Crop nutrition - Micronutrients and biostimulants & options for coping with the current weather conditions

Join us the January meeting of Brigg Monitor Farm where we'll discuss biostimulants.


  • Registration/refreshments
  • Welcome and introduction: Judith Stafford – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, North
  • Brigg Monitor Farm update: Colin Chappell – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Monitor Farmer
    • Autumn drilling
    • How the crops are looking
    • Soil health
    • Any changes since last meeting
  • Scene setting – Background to biostimulant use at Brigg Monitor Farm: Colin Chappell
  • Crop nutrition and micronutrients: Mark Carter, Bionature
  • Options for coping with the current weather conditions: Tim Lamyman, Lincolnshire grower and past winner of the Yield Enhancement Award
    • Strategies for dealing with ongoing adverse weather
    • Cropping options
    • Drilling winter varieties in Spring
    • How yield is formed in cereals and oilseed rape and what are the important components?
    • How can we take yields forward in the current conditions?
  • General discussion:
    • Should you use biostimulants or not?
    • Options for getting a harvest in 2020
  • Summary of main points and take home message & opportunity for any further questions
  • Lunch and meeting close

About Brigg Monitor Farm

Colin Chappell farms with his family at Gander Farm near Brigg, Lincolnshire. The lowland mixed arable and beef unit has 615 ha combinable crops and 32 ha permanent pasture. Colin’s arable rotation is normally peas or oilseed rape, followed by two wheats. He recently replaced his second wheats either with spring wheat due to black-grass pressure, or maize on lighter land for a local AD plant. During the three years of the programme Colin hopes to look at succession, joint venture farming and how his farm can survive in a post-EU Britain.

Find out more by visiting the Brigg Monitor Farm page.

About Monitor Farms

AHDB Monitor Farms bring together groups of like-minded farmers who wish to improve their businesses by sharing performance information and best practice around a nationwide network of host farms. AHDB organises and facilitates Monitor Farm meetings for farmers, who own and operate the scheme – by farmers, for farmers. Monitor Farms are part of the AHDB Farm Excellence Programme. Each Monitor Farm project runs for three years.