Friday, 26 June 2015

Events kick-off with evening farm walk

Last evening we welcomed a great group of potato enthusiasts to the site for our first event - an evening farm walk.

Philip Burgess, AHDB Potatoes Head of Knowledge Transfer and Communications welcomed the turnout of growers and agronomists and explained the concept of a Strategic Potato Farm being to take the large programme of research funded by levy payers and bring it out into the open. 
James Daw, the farm's host was on hand, along with Dr Mark Stalham and Simon Smart of NIAB-CUF.

Particularly impressive was an area of the crop that had been worked with various tramline machinery to prevent run off. 

During the farm walk the irrigator was applying 25 mm of irrigation to the treated crop.

If any groups want to visit the demonstrations - please get in touch to arrange a visit.

And to top off a great day - I also took receipt of my FACTS certificate! Newly qualified! 

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