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20 Jan 2022 - 09:30pm Wiltshire
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Course details

Exploring Winter and Spring Wheat Agronomy
Designed for
Growers of wheat who wish to expand their knowledge or improve confidence to adjust agronomy decisions.
Entry requirement
A course exploring the agronomy of wheat for growers and prospective growers keen to learn more and who already have some practical experience
Dates and locations
One day classroom course, 20th January 2022, Wiltshire
£225 + VAT
One day classroom course
CPD points
To be applied for
Phil Humphrey, Agronomist, NIAB TAG & Bryce Rham, Independent Agronomist

There will be more emphasis on winter wheat than spring wheat, but spring wheat will be fully covered. The day will be structured around the needs of a small group with time allowed throughout for questions and discussion. Subjects covered will include: Why grow wheat?

  • Relative profitability, rotational position.
  • End uses and comparative market sizes - on-farm feed, sell as feed, sell for milling or distilling , higher value niche markets, export.
  • 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
  • Fertiliser requirements including trace elements.