Strategic Cereal Farm West

Name: Rob Fox
Location: Leamington Spa
Farm sectors: Cereals & Oilseeds
Twitter: @squabrob

About Strategic Cereal Farm West

Mission and vision

The Strategic Cereal Farm West is a platform integrating research and practical farming that has the potential to change the way we farm for the better.

The Strategic Cereal Farm West demonstrates research outputs and communicates the full net-margin cost benefit analysis of demonstrations to help farmers make real differences to their businesses and continue to be proud of our industry and the jobs we do.

The vision of the Strategic Cereal Farm West is to independently test research outputs in an open, honest and transparent way. The project will help the UK agricultural industry, primarily farmers, to try out new strategies and develop practical solutions to address regional priorities and challenges.


Crop rooting 

The aim of this trial is to define any differences in rooting properties and cost of production between the different cultivation scenarios.


Research studies have reported that due to soil over-compaction, average winter wheat yields can be reduced by 14% on field headlands. Furthermore, headlands can be associated with 8% of erosion events. The aim of this trial is to determine whether yield is reduced on the headlands and whether different cultivation strategies can alleviate these differences.  


The aim of this demonstration is to determine the effect of reduced input regimes and cost of production to promote stewardship and raise awareness of practical anti-resistance measures.

Previous meetings

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Past Meetings

27 November 2019, 9:00 AM - 27 November 2019, 1:30 PM

Boddington Village Hall, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6DH

Strategic Farm West results day

11 December 2019, 9:00 AM - 11 December 2019, 1:30 PM

Hatton Court Hotel, Gloucester, , GL4 8DE

The results day aims to give growers the confidence to make changes to their business based on the latest research in cereal production