Cover crop open day
Dyson Farming are trialling a range of cover crop species together with Anglian Water and Boston Seeds. Cover crops benefit soils by protecting them from excess water, ice and wind and also maintain nitrogen levels and other nutrients to benefit the next crop.
We’re inviting farmers, growers, agronomists and industry representatives to join us for a cover crop open day on Tuesday 22 November. Here you’ll learn about our trials and how cover crops can benefit your land through interactive and practical plot tours. We are offering two tours throughout the morning, which you can book below.
Our large-scale plots cover tilled and no-till land and were all sown on 8 September. They include:
– Five different cereals
– Four clovers
– Four vetches
– Four mixtures
– Three mustards
– Three radishes
We’ll discuss the effect they have on soil structure, nutrient capture and release, water quality, and ease of establishment for the next crop.
Date: 22 November 2022
Venue: Dovecote Hall Farm, Westville, Boston, Lincolnshire, LN4 4YH
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Booking and tour times:
Tour 1 at 8:30 am follow this link to book a space
Tour 2 at 10:30 am follow this link to book a space
Please note that the trials field will be signposted from Dovecote Hall Farm. Appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear are advised.
The Estate Office,
Cyclone Way, Nocton,
Lincoln LN4 2GR