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Join us for the third (and final) Cheltenham Monitor Farm meeting of Winter 2023/24. 

Tue, 06 February 2024

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Dowty Sports and Social Club, Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley, Gloucester,


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We look forward to welcoming you to catch up on what has been happening at the Monitor Farm since we last met. 

This meeting will cover

  • General winter farm update, spring main crop application and tramline trial plans: Andrew Walters and Kathryn Styan (Agrii), the host MF agronomist 
  • Pulse agronomy update: Becky Howard of PGRO will discuss the latest research regarding combinable pulses and implications for the wider rotation
  • Biostimulant introduction: Andrew Cromie of Unium Biosciences will outline biostimulant MOA and their potential within a range of crops 
  • BOFIN: Tom Allen-Stevens will introduce the work of the British on-farm innovation network with reference to this Monitor Farm, pulses and potential for involvement on your own 

Registration and refreshments will be available from 10:30am, with presentations commencing at 11:00am, and a light lunch will provided at 1:00pm. 

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attending. 

The event is free to attend, but please register to allow us to cater accordingly.  

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As the UK's centre of excellence for peas and beans, the PGRO has a long and highly valued track record of providing authoritative, up to date information and project work based on solid, reliable research.

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