Tyres, drainage and cultivations: Saltburn

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28 February 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Guisborough Rugby Club, Belmangate, Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland

TS14 7BB

Philip Wright, independent consultant, will be joining us for our next Saltburn Monitor Farm meeting.

We will be discussing how to get the best tyre set-up, optimum pressures, new tyre  technology and ways to reduce compaction and maximise efficiency.

Hear from Philip about proactive land drainage, correct set-up of cultivation equipment and considering soil structure before the season ahead.

A practical and technical discussion with John Aynsley and the group at this meeting for the whole team – operators and managers both welcome.

About the farm

John Aynsley runs a 1,302 ha mixed farm near Saltburn-by-the-Sea in the north-east of England. Covering 566 ha he grows a rotation of winter barley, oilseed rape, and wheat on light loam to heavy clay. Combinable crops are established using a min-till approach and all grain is dried and stored on farm. In addition to the arable enterprise John also manages 1,300 breeding ewes and 450 spring-calving suckler cows.The main challenge which John aims to address on the farm is soil management. John is already a member of the Darlington Benchmarking Group and has been benchmarking since it started. By participating in the Monitor Farm programme, he hopes to prepare his business to be profitable without direct payments.

For more information, please email Teresa Meadows, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, on teresa.meadows@ahdb.org.uk