Agricology Field Day at the Allerton Project
28th June 2017
Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire, LE7 9XE
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Join Agricology in the Field at Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s ground-breaking demonstration farm to celebrate 25 years of agricultural and environmental research at the Allerton Project.
Established in 1992 the Allerton Project set out to discover if high levels of wildlife and biodiversity could be achieved alongside and Integrated Farm Management approach.
Over the last 25 years the Project has developed a wide-ranging research and demonstration programme in collaboration with universities and other research organisations from the UK and internationally, with partnerships with Government Agencies and industrial sponsors.
Booking is essential - you can book your place here
Throughout the day guided farm walks will visit the experts at each of the R&D projects:
- Zero-till crop establishment to reduce soil erosion, improve soil quality while cutting crop establishment costs.
- Earthworms, organic matter & soil structural improvement.
- Commercial crop production using Integrated Farming techniques.
- Factors influencing song bird populations, which have doubled during some phases of management, but diminished under others.
- Insects & pollinators, which are not just beneficial to crops, but in the provision of hedgerow food for birds in winter.
- A unique Agro-forestry R&D project looking at the integration tree planting with a sheep flock. Join the researchers from WT and ORC to find out about their ground-breaking trials.
- Water quality and catchment research including the Water Friendly Farming Project, aquatic ecology and sediment settlement ponds.
- Wildlife seed mixes devised to provide a range of food sources for a range of species
- Sustainable management of game species and the benefits to other wildlife.
- Community Heritage orchard and the National Big Farmland Bird Count latest results.
You can book onto one of our walks using the links below, refreshments, including a light lunch, will be available at the Award-Winning Eco Visitor Centre. Please arrive in plenty of time as walks will start promptly.
Please note, as this is a working farm, appropriate clothing will be required. The walk is around one and a half miles and lasts around two hours