NIAB is looking for farmers and agronomists to take part in a cropping survey.
The aim of the Centre for High Capture Cropping survey is to understand the key requirements of growers when determining which crops to grow on their land.
It’s part of the CHCx3 project, a four-year, multi-partner project, spanning agriculture, industry, and academia. The survey is aimed specifically at farmers/growers, or their agronomists/advisors. It is seeking to better understand the key requirements of growers when determining which crops to grow on their land or as part of their rotations.
The research is focused on four cropping options and their associated tillage systems: rotational cover crops; annual fibre crops (industrial hemp, flax); perennial food, feed & forage crops (cereals, herbal leys); and perennial biomass crops (miscanthus, willow and poplar). Field trials are examining the effects of crop type and management on economic and environmental outcomes, with measurement of soil carbon and soil health for a range of cropping and tillage situations. Crop guides and other resources for growers will be made freely available.
Those taking part could win £25 of Amazon vouchers in the survey prize draw. To qualify, entrants must be a farmer/grower or agronomist/advisor, have answered all survey questions, and provide a valid email address. The deadline is Monday 15 January 2024.