Dillington Farms

Name:
Ollie Blackburn
Location:
Ilminster
Farm sectors:
Potatoes
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About Dillington Farms

  • 1,000Ha estate
  • 370-cow dairy herd
  • Potatoes
  • Oilseed rape
  • Maize

Dillington farm is a 1,000Ha estate, which boasts 370-cow dairy herd, and an arable rotation of oilseed rape, maize and potatoes.

Commercially the farm produces Electra potatoes, which are ideal for the area due to their high yielding qualities. Melody, Georgina and Lalorma are also grown to meet the demands of their main supplier, Branston to be packed for Tesco.

The farm was introduced as SPot South (at the time called SPot South West) at the beginning of the 2017 season. In its first year as a SPot host, trials are looking in to the effects of nitrogen and irrigation, which is a useful study for the area due to the high counts of dry matter.

Results presentations

SPot South Results Day 2017 - Nitrogen

SPot South Results Day 2017 - Irrigation

SPot South Results Day 2017 - Machinery soils tillage

SPot South Results Day 2019 - Desiccation

Ollie Blackburn

Ollie Blackburn

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