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Angus Monitor Farm Meeting - March
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. IT WILL BE RESCEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
The upcoming meeting at Angus Monitor Farm could inspire changes to the Stodart family’s approach to arable cropping and fodder grazing.
The event at Mill of Inverarity Farm on 1 March will review the previous season’s arable yields, as well as the outline plan for this season, but the Stodarts are open to ideas from the community group as to how they might do things differently.
Agronomist Sam Riddell will be on hand to explain more about the farm’s current approach to fungicide and fertiliser management and there will also be a chance to look at the yield maps from the 2017 season.
One area of interest will no doubt be how the spring barley under sown with grass for winter grazing performed, previously the grass growth led to a decreased spring barley yield but the family tried some different techniques this year and they will reveal how successful they were at the meeting.
There will also be a discussion, facilitated by Kirstin Williams from SAC Consulting, on using cover crops and fodder beet as part of the EFA requirement. Fodder beet is of particular interest to the Stodarts as while it’s not yet a popular fodder crop locally they have heard positive reports of in terms of yield, nutrition and its potential to improve soil structure.
The meeting will begin at Mill of Inverarity Farm, Forfar, Angus, DD8 2JN at 10am, before moving to Forfar Auction Mart for lunch before closing at 2.30pm.
To book your attendance please contact the project facilitator Dave Ross or Stacy Hamilton (contact details below)
Stacey Hamilton - phone 01569 762305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org