Newbury Monitor Farm

Rob Waterston
Farm sectors:
Cereals & Oilseeds
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About Newbury Monitor Farm

  • Welford Estate has been a Monitor Farm since 2020
  • The Estate covers 1.072 ha, with 670 ha of arable cropping
  • The soil types are: chalk, clay, gravel, Wallop and Winchester series
  • The farm's rotation was based on wheat, winter barley, oilseed rape, with spring barley introduced to control black-grass. Rob now includes winter beans and has dropped winter barley

Rob Waterston is the farm manager for the Welford Park Estate which covers 1072 hectares. His role involves the management of 864 hectares of arable land of which 224 hectares are under a contract farming agreement.

Rob’s ambitions are to develop a no-till farming system that is sustainable, viable and carbon neutral. Rob wants to improve water efficiency and reduce reliance on agro-chemicals by improving the farms rotation and soil health.


For meeting dates, topics and agendas, please see below. To read reports from previous meetings please click on the 'See More' button below.

Rob Waterston

Rob Waterston

Upcoming Meetings

3 February 2022, 9:45 AM - 3 February 2022, 1:30 PM

In this meeting we will look at what soil health means, why it is important, and what you can do to improve it.