STAR Open Day - Suffolk (Arable rotations, cultivations and soil)

July 6th, 2018 10:00 AM  
through   1:00 PM
Stanaway Farm
Otley
Suffolk
Suffolk IP6 9NA
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223342425
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For full details of the 2018 event, download the flyer here.

The Sustainability Trial in Arable Rotations (STAR) is a long-term fully replicated field-based study which started in 2005.

• The research examines the interaction between four different cultivation methods and four crop rotations on a heavy Hanslope soil type.
• The project uses
farm scale equipment on large field plots.
• Long-term rotation studies are rare in our industry but they provide powerful agronomic and financial information for UK farmers.

Come along to this open event to see this unique study for yourself and find out a bit more about some of the changes we have seen to soils, yield and margins as a direct result of the specific system used.more about some of the changes we have seen to soils, yield and margins as a direct result of the specific system used.

• Following the first winter wheat last year the STAR Project is in a second winter wheat. The focus of the event this year will be on agronomic management in wheat, long term project findings and soils.

Nathan Morris (NIAB TAG soils and systems expert) will discuss long term trends in yield and margins, with findings now clearly showing that winter wheat yields are much more resilient to primary cultivations than other crops in the study.

Elizabeth Stockdale (NIAB TAG Head of Farming Systems) will consider how soil management and policy can be implemented on farm.

• The choice of growing a second wheat this year can present some management considerations. James Southgate (Syngenta Fungicide Technical Manager) will be talking about variety and fungicide management strategies in winter wheat.

• An increase in regional and national weather anomalies provides an opportunity to discuss drought tolerance and evaluation tools in winter wheat. Eric Ober (NIAB Crop Physiologist) will be on hand to talk about both STAR and some of our wider research in this area.

• In addition to our speakers above, David Clarke (NIAB TAG soils and systems specialist) will be on hand to demonstrate some of the techniques used to assess soil and crop performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


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