Angus Gowthorpe – BASE-UK Member, who was recently awarded second place in the Soil Farmer of the Year 2018 competition held by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit held a farm walk on the 3rd July 2018 at Approach Farm which organised by Becky Wilson of Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT). The walk was also open to […]
BASE UK held a trip to Scotland on 30th and 31st October 2017 to visit some of their members’ farms. This is a report from Jock McFarlane.
I heard about the Scottish trip through my neighbour Ben Barron who forwarded me the email with the itinerary. I contacted Rebecca and invited myself as his guest!
Scotland October […]
We are looking forward to a trip to Scotland on the 30th and 31st October to visit some of our BASE UK members.
Monday 30th October – we will be visiting Doug Christie in Durie, Fife. Doug spoke at our AGM in February this year and this will be a great opportunity to see what he […]
We had about 18 people join us for this farm walk held on 31st October 2016. Some were farmers and their agronomists from Hampshire who are not yet BASE UK members while others were BASE members who came from as far as Kent and the Cotswolds.
A good discussion was had over lunch as to the […]
Toby Baxter hosted a farm walk on 13th July 2016. The group met at Chavanage Farm near Cirencester and viewed Toby’s direct drilled Linseed, Winter Barley, 1st and 2nd Wheat and Peas.
The Linseed was direct drilled between 10th and 14th May after sheep grazed stubble turnips. As a point of interest the stubble turnips had a cover crop of Spring […]
Edwin Taylor hosted a farm walk on the 18th July 2016 at his farm near Consett, Northumberland. Edwin showed his group the BASE-UK trial plot which is part direct drilled, part drilled into ploughing. A good discussion was had by all on the merits of direct drilling.
Farm Walk at Edwin Taylor