Morley farms is seeking a key farm operator to join our team. Main tasks will be combining and spraying, although the candidate must be willing to undertake all tasks when appropriate on the farm.
The next of the PhD students we support to report on her study is Abi Brock. She has long held an interest in plants, and what makes them work, and now is focussed on helping crop plants to work even harder with less added fertiliser than ever before.
TMAF is currently supporting several PhD students. Ian Tsang reports on what he is doing and why and what drew him to be interested in the root hairs of wheat.
In her second report on the carbon monitoring underway in Morley sugar beet, Dr Georgina Barrett of BBRO explains what has been going well so far– and not so well – in this field.
TMAF and Morley Farms are pleased to announce that we have been accepted to become a AHDB strategic farm. AHDB have a national programme of monitor and strategic farms. The aim is to create a network for farmer-to-farmer discussion and learning.
In early May, eighteen students visited Morley Farm to find out more about the learning opportunities linked to food, farming and the natural environment.
Recently, TMAF Chair Richard Wilbourn and David Jones were guests of the Newbury and District Agricultural Society to judge their crop competitions. They enjoyed the chance to look at the crops and, as David reports back, noticed several significant differences between farming in the West compared to the East.
Anna Wyeth, a third-year undergraduate student in the School of Environmental Science at UEA, came to Morley for a conversation with TMAF Farm Manager David Jones.
Can you point to a pivotal moment in your agricultural career? TMAF Farm Manager David Jones can. For him it was taking part in the training in farm management offered by the course supported by the John Edgar Trust. The search is on for the next group of participants and he extends an offer of help to interested applicants.