The GWCT Allerton Project at Loddington is a commercial farm where there has been ongoing research over the last 20 years into farm ecosystems and the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment. The 333ha mixed farm has a rotation of winter wheat, oil seed rape, winter oats, spring oats, spring beans and grass in the rotation. The farm has 20 ha of woodland and 30ha of permanent pasture which is grazed by sheep.
The Allerton Project has a sustainable approach to farming and has established techniques for carbon storage, renewable energy, environmental habitats, and soil and water protection. The farm aims to make their soils more resilient and over the years have focussed on widening rotations, introducing cover crops and making the transition towards direct drilling.
CFE South East and PROWATER invite you to a free workshop on 'Water Resources on Your Farm', including the latest initiatives and support for water provision and protection.Thursday 28th November 2019, 10am-3pm at Hugh Lowe Farms, Mereworth ME18 5NE.
Join CFE and partners for an introduction to measuring natural capital, an update on Cross Compliance and a refresher of responsible and efficient pesticide use. Bothamsall, Notts - Tues 26th Nov 2019. Free event with lunch, farm walk and CPD points.
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