Morley Innovation Day (East Anglia) - 16 June 22

Thursday 16th June 2022
Open from 10am, last field tour at 2pm
Morley Business Centre, Deopham Road, Morley St. Botolph, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9DF

Online registration is now closed but you can still register by email to bethan.postle [at] niab.com (subject: Morley%20registration) with your name, email and contact details, plus any dietary requirements, and we will add you to our registration list.

 

The Morley Innovation Day showcases the latest arable advice and research from UK agribusinesses and research organisations. Returning after a three year break, the free-to-attend event features a mix of field-based demonstrations and static exhibits, enabling attendees to interact with leading industry experts.

This event is made possible by the unique relationship between The Morley Agricultural Foundation and NIAB delivering farmer-facing long-term agronomy research.

Event timetable

  • 9.45am  Registration open
  • 10.00am  NIAB field demonstration tours start
  • 12.00-1.30pm  Lunch
  • 2.00pm  Final field tour starts
  • 4.00pm  Event closes

Please leave two hours free to complete field tours.

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FIELD DEMONSTRATION TOUR

Access NIAB’s latest agronomy and soils research and demonstrations at Morley Farms, alongside impartial variety and agronomy advice from our regional agronomy team and crop specialists. Tour groups start in the Bullswood demonstration field at regular intervals from 10am through to 2pm, and include:

  • Winter wheat varieties – Clare Leaman and Ian Midgley
  • Cereal disease management – Aoife O’Driscoll
  • New Farming Systems - Nathan Morris and David Clarke
    Long term cultivation trials
    Companion and cover cropping demonstrations

Allow two hours for the full tour.

Additional static exhibits and posters will cover grass and broad-leaved weed control, wheat blends, winter oilseed rape varieties, protein and alternative break crops and plant pathology. Plus find out more about NIAB TAG Membership services, pick-up information on NIAB LabTest’s analytical services, buy one of BCPC’s range of impartial crop production focused publications, manuals, handbooks and online databases and learn about regenerative agriculture with our ARTIS training programme.

STATIC EXHIBITS

The Morley Agricultural Foundation
Trustees will be on hand to discuss TMAF’s work including recently funded projects, the new portfolio of PhD students and the Morley Clean Water Project. Based at Morley Farms the project aims to ensure that water leaves the farm as clean as when it arrives; reducing silt, nutrient and pesticide run-off into watercourses using simple measures, at a modest cost, with our own resources.

Agrovista
A long-standing partner of Morley Farms, technical staff will be outlining a 2022 trial on application technology with sugar beet herbicides. Over the years Agrovista has conducted a number of trials on the farm including cover and companion crops and strip tillage. The Open Day is an opportunity to find out more on these past projects.

BBRO
On hand to talk about topical issues affecting the 2022 sugar beet season, BBRO staff have the latest information on controlling aphids and virus in the crop, alongside nitrogen use on sugar beet and how to reduce the use of ammonium nitrate without reducing production whilst at the same time minimising carbon emissions.

Openfield
The Openfield team will be available to discuss in detail the latest on the global’s volatile grain markets.
TMAF is grateful to Openfield for its sponsorship contribution to the day.