Embracing new ideas and technology – a visit to Squab Hall Farm

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Day: Wednesday
Event Date: 8 May 2019
Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Squab Hall, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa CV33 9QB
Contact: Jane Hampson
Telephone: 07780159291
Email Address: info@ruralhub.org.uk
Website: Open Website

Come and join us on a free visit to this Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board Strategic Farm near Leamington Spa.

Squab Hall Farm comprises 1000 acres of owned, rented and contract farmed land.   The farm is also part of a larger 1800 acre Arable Joint Venture. Current cropping consists of Winter Wheat, Winter or Spring Barley, Spring Beans, Oilseed Rape and Spring Linseed, all on soils ranging from sandy clay loams through Kuper Marl to heavy clays.  Around 80 acres of the farm is in the Higher Level Environmental Stewardship scheme.

New technology features extensively on the farm including GPS steering and Variable Rate Product Application via high accuracy GPS subscription signals.  A controlled or Managed Traffic system is used for crop establishment.  All operations use auto steer and run on the same wheelings and tramlines every year, which helps reduce compaction on heavy soils.  Seed and fertiliser are applied variably using a combination of soil scanning and satellite imagery throughout the growing season, allowing the targeting placement of inputs to help maximise yields.

Farm Manager Rob Fox will take us on a tour of Squab Hall and tell us how he costed out and evaluated use of precision technology on the farm.  We will also hear from an AHDB expert on how Brexit may affect different sectors of the farming industry.

A sandwich lunch will be provided courtesy of AHDB

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attendees.

Please book your free place on the tour with Jane Hampson by Friday 3 May.

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Kenilworth
Warwickshire
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Email: info@ruralhub.org.uk

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Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA

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Henry Lucas
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Rural Hub Co-ordinator

Jane Hampson
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Tel: 07780 159291

Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
Alexandra Robinson
James Walton

 

Hub Steering Group Members

Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Lewis, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
John Slee, Abbey Farm

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