Monitor Farm meeting: Huggate

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Wed, 15 January 2020

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wetwang Village Hall, Wetwang, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

YO25 9XT

Join us for the January meeting of the Huggate Monitor Farm. The event will focus on pushing for yield.

How to achieve that good yield while keeping costs down? We will explore how we can use measurement tools to improve practice. Hear from Peter Berry, ADAS Crop Physiology Sector Manager on efficient use of nutrients as well as an update on the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN)


  • Registration
  • Introduction (Rose Riby, Knowledge Exchange Manager: AHDB)
  • Monitor Farm update (AHDB Knowledge Exchange)
  • Efficient use of nutrients to improve productivity (Pete Berry, Crop Physiology Sector Manager: ADAS)
  • Richard Hinchcliffe, Nuffield scholar and farmer from Rawcliffe Bridge on the importance of utilising data for his own farming system and how successfully completing his Nuffied has on Herbicide Resistant Weeds: investigating a sustainable future for arable farming.
  • Yield Enchancement Network (YEN)
  • Lunch

About the Huggate Monitor Farm

At his 657 ha, high-altitude family farm on the top of the Yorkshire Wolds, Gary Shipley grows winter wheat for feed, winter malting barley, oilseed rape/spring barley, vining peas for Birds Eye, potatoes, using a plough-based system. He is starting to investigate using cover crops in the rotation for soil benefits and sustainable farming. Soils are calcareous silty loam soils stretching to heavier clay loam. As well as arable cropping, the farm also has 150 gimmer lambs on rough grazing in the dales and a relatively young suckler herd. Gary wants to grow and improve the business while reducing his impact on the environment. And personally, his aim is to improve his skills, learn from others and increase his knowledge of modern farming practices.

You can access information from previous meetings via the Huggate Monitor Farm page



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


T 07741892283