Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

A day exploring CTF in organic and conventional farm contexts

  • 24 Mar 2016
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • Shimpling Park Farm, Shimpling, Bury St. Edmunds IP29 4HY
  • 11


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09.00      Registration and refreshments   

09.30     An overview of Controlled Traffic
             Farming (CTF),
             its prospects and challenges
                            Tim Chamen, CTF Europe

09.45     What drill?
                            Philip Wright, Wright Resolutions

10.15     On the road and newly into CTF
                            Joe Dugdale, Crathorne Farms
                            Will Goff, Foxburrow Farm Ltd

10.35     Discussion

10.45     5 min Quick-Fire presentations
                Paul van Ham, MultiToolTrac
                Mark Briggs, AS Communications
                Emily Smith, AHDB

11.00     Comfort break

11.10     Perspectives on traffic lane & headland
                           Jeremy Durrant
                           Tim Chamen - practitioner's views

11.30      Discussion

11.45      Introduction to Shimpling Park Farm
                           Nicholas Corp, Assistant Farm

12.00      Farm walk

13.00      Lunch & equipment displays

13,50      5 min Quick-Fire presentations
                  George Simon, Simtech Aitchison
                  George Sly, Sly Agri Ltd
                  Will Lawton, Horsch
                  Rhun Jones, Cultivating Solutions

14.15      Cover crops, inter-cropping and strip tillage
                             *Tom Banks, Courteenhall Farms
                             David Walston, Thriplow Farms

14.45      Discussion

15.00      Introduction to Driver Farms, Adam Driver

15.15      Travel to Driver Farms' land

15.30      Farm walk and soil inspections

16.30      Refreshments, thoughts for the future and
              closing remarks

16.45      Close

*Tom probably can’t be with us because of field work, but he has prepared a presentation

6 BASIS amd 2 NRoSO points have been allocated



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