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GWCT’s Allerton Project

Allerton Project, Loddington House

Loddington

Leicestershire

LE7 9XE

United Kingdom

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NFYFC is offering YFC members the opportunity to visit the Allerton Project at Loddington to hear from the project’s director of policy Dr Alastair Leake, Head of Farming Phil Jarvis and Jim Egan, head of Allerton’s development and training. With guest speakers Clive Blacker, Davina Fillingham and a farm walk on the 333 hectare mixed arable and livestock business, it promises to be a great day.

Loddington is home to groundbreaking research on the successful implementation of water-friendly farming. As crop profit margins are squeezed, the need for informed management of the natural resources available to the farm becomes paramount. The Allerton Project’s aims are to research the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment, and to share the results of this research through educational activities.

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's Allerton project stemmed from benefactors Lord and Lady Allerton, with the aims of: advancing public education in different farming methods and the effect on the environment and wildlife (both flora and fauna) and to disseminate the useful results of such research.

The Trust’s long history of research into farmland ecosystems meant that is was the ideal partner for the project. The Allerton project puts the complete system to test on a commercial farm.

Programme

Supported by Defra

10.00 am Coffee & Registration

10.15 am Welcome and Introduction to Allerton Project

Dr Alastair Leake, Director of Policy GWCT and The Allerton Project

10.30 am An introduction to Precision Farming

  • What can we measure?
  • What technology can help us?
  • How do we use the data?

Davina Fillingham, Nuffield Scholar, Stephenson and Son

11.10 am What can you use in 2016? Scanning, Yield Mapping and Guidance

Clive Blacker, Precision Decisions

11.50 am The Allerton Approach

How can ‘precise agriculture’ help your farm and the environment

Phil Jarvis, Head of Farming

Jim Egan, Head of Development and Training

12.15 pm Lunch

1.00-3.00pm Static arable precision farming display and farm walk

3.00-3.30 pm Tea, discussion, depart

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Please bring your YFC membership card

Under 18s will be asked to supply NFYFC with a parental consent form. Please request a form from sarah.palmer@nfyfc.org.uk

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please park in the free car park provided at Loddington

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor/farm visit that will accommodate any adverse weather conditions

Note

The lanes approaching Loddington are narrow, country lanes and you should drive with care and caution

There is signage depicting the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project

NFYFC member of staff mobile number is 07827 816342


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GWCT’s Allerton Project

Allerton Project, Loddington House

Loddington

Leicestershire

LE7 9XE

United Kingdom

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