Open Day for Farmers to See Crop Trials - Helen Brown - Farming News

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A Hutchinsons Cropwise trial is taking place at Midtown Farm in Kirkbampton later this month.

The open day – from 12 noon to 4pm on Wednesday June 19th provides a chance for farmers to discuss crop husbandry and soil management with Hutchinsons’ specialists.

Local agronomist Helen Brown is involved daily with the trials and provides advice to clients around the area.

Visitors will be shown how to improve both yield and quality, while the company’s seed specialists will be on hand to demonstrate key variety characteristics.

The event will allow visitors to see varieties of cereals from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s recommended lists.

Treated and untreated crop areas are next to each other for easy assessment of disease resistance and straw strength.