Soil & Water Management Centre

Developing & improving your soils

Visit to two CTF farms - Norfolk

  • 08 Mar 2017
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • North Elmham and Great Fransham, Norfolk


  • Booking for people who are not members of Smart Agri Platform/SWMC (+ VAT)
    (membership currently £30 + VAT per annum)
  • For signed up members of the Soil and Water Management Centre (Smart Agri) + VAT

Registration is closed

Introduction and exploration of two farms with controlled traffic farming systems



Arrive/refreshments at Foxburrow Farm Ltd, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5JG

10.00 Introduction to 2000 ha Foxburrow farm, Will Goff.
Foxburrow has been using a 10 m OutTrac CTF system since 2013, since when their work rates have doubled and their fuel use has halved, while water infitration has improved.

Farm Walk

12.00 Depart for Hyde Hall, N.E. Salmon Ltd, Great Fransham, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2HR

12.30 Lunch at Hyde Hall - sponsored by Horsch

Assessing soil biological activity. Dr Jackie Stroud Rothamsted Research

  • Smell
  • Friability
  • Colour
  • Earthworm numbers
  • Litter decomposition

13.45 Transition to a CTF approach - impact on soil structure and crop performance. Dr Nathan Morris, NIAB

14.15 Introduction to 1900 ha Hyde Hall, Rob & Ed Salmon.
Hyde Hall, on clay to sharp sand has been evolving a 12 m CTF system since 2015 within their varied cereal rotation, including grass seeds and some roots on their lighter land. Harvest CTF is up and running and benefits of shallower working and improved soil conditions are already being revealed by the NIAB trials.

Farm walk

16.30  Refreshments and Depart


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