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19 Jan 2022 - 09:30am Wiltshire
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Course details

Exploring Winter & Spring Barley Agronomy
Designed for
Growers of these crops who wish to expand their knowledge or improve confidence to adjust agronomy decisions. It will also be useful for anyone who has previously grown these crops and is now reintroducing them to farm rotations or thinking of doing so.
Entry requirement
A course exploring the agronomy of barley for growers and prospective growers keen to learn more and who already have some practical experience
Dates and locations
One day classroom course, 19th January 2022, Wiltshire
£225 + VAT
One day classroom
CPD points
To be applied for
Phil Humphrey, Agronomist, NIAB TAG

There will be an equal emphasis on winter and spring barley, with the day structured around the needs of a small group with time allowed throughout for questions and discussion.


  • Why grow barley?
  • Where does barley fit? Relative profitability, rotational position.
  • End uses and comparative market sizes - on-farm feed, sell as feed, sell for malting, higher value niche markets, export.

Farming systems

  • A focus on traditional agronomy practices.
  • Consideration of the requirements of alternative approaches such as controlled traffic farming, organic systems, and regenerative agriculture.

Farm level considerations

  • Rotational control of weeds
  • Soil borne pests and diseases
  • Climate and soil type considerations
  • Winter or spring sown?
  • Labour use peaks

Field level agronomy

  • Variety choice, sowing date, seed rates and treatment
  • Autumn and spring control of weeds, pests, and diseases.
  • PGR use and fertiliser requirements including trace elements.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS.  Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate.