Registration is closed for this event
June 29th, 2017 10:00 AM  
through   3:00 PM
Grange Farm
Jolby Lane
Croft on Tees
County Durham DL2 2TF
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 342495

Variety management, crop protection, farming systems, soil management, grain marketing, precision farming and business strategy with NIAB TAG and Croft Farms, in association with Argrain.

Hosted by Croft Farms, access the latest independent arable advice and research with a focus on future developments and the role of technology on-farm. The event is free to attend with a mix of indoor exhibits and field-based demonstrations from NIAB TAG and Argrain together with a range of industry and trade experts.

FREE FOR ALL to attend with a mix of marquee exhibits and field-based demonstrations.

Book your place using the 'Register Now' button on the right.

Download the Croft Open Day flyer for more info and directions 

Event timetable

  • 9.45am - Registration open, refreshments and marquee exhibits
  • 10.15am - Field demonstration tours start
  • 12.00-1.30pm - BBQ lunch
  • 3.00pm - Final field tour starts

Attendees can register at any time from 10am through to 3.00pm. Please leave two hours free to complete the NIAB TAG field tour.

NIAB TAG field tours

NIAB TAG champions the role of independent variety and agronomic research, with one of the UK’s largest farmer and industry membership bases providing information and on-farm advice.

  • Digital platforms powering crop production - Andrew Watson (NIAB TAG)
  • Oilseed rape varieties - Simon Kightley (NIAB TAG)
  • Wheat varieties - Clare Leaman and Patrick Stephenson (NIAB TAG)
  • Cereals disease management - Bill Clark (NIAB TAG)
  • Wheat genetics and breeding - Dr Fiona Leigh (NIAB TAG)
  • Soil management

Additional field stops

  • Barley varieties - AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds
  • Winter wheat breeders plots
  • Winter oilseed rape breeders plots


  • Grain market options - Argrain
  • Levy funded agronomy and variety research - AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds
  • Machinery - Ripon Farm Services, Russels, Brockhills, Sewards and J White/Allmet
  • Agrochemicals and fertilisersBayer CropScience, Syngenta UK, CF Fertilisers and Helm Fertilisers
  • Rural professionals - GSC Grays and Lycetts
  • Agritech - Drone-Ag
  • Research and education - Newcastle University
  • Precision farming and soil services - Precision Decisions

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