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					Summary of farms in transition or converted to CTF

Farm name                             Location                Soils
Abbots Ripton Farming Company         Huntingdon, Cambs, UK   Clays, silts, sands, organic

Farnhams Farms Ltd                    Dereham, Norfolk, UK    Clay loam
Crops                                                   Straw management          Farmed area, ha
Wheat, barley, OSR, beans, peas, sugar beet, potatoes   40% baled, 60% chopped                 3700

Wheat, OSR and seed beans                               25% baled, rest chopped                250
CTF status                                                       CTF system         Working widths, m
Considering   In transition   Date adopted   Autosteer           (TwinTrac etc.)    Tillage/drilling
              Yes                            RTK on 5 vehicles   Probably OutTrac   4 - 6 and 24

              Yes                            RTK                 OutTrac            4, 5, 6 and 24
Working widths, m                                  Track widths, m            CTF crop establishment system, % of area
                    Harvesting      Chemicals      Tractors etc. Harvesters   Plough     Non-inversion      No-till
                    9 - 10.5                    24 Mostly 1.83 Various                45                 50              5

                    6.7 used at 6               24                                                     100
Contact information
Name               Telephone   Mobile           E-mail
Paul Drinkwater +44148 7773555 +447885 739165   p.drinkwater@arfco.co.uk

Chris Farnham   +441362 687766 +447836 675858   Office2@FarnhamFarms.Co.UK
Summary of farms in transition or converted to CTF

Farm name                             Location                   Soils                           Crops
Abbots Ripton Farming Company         Huntingdon, Cambs, UK      Clays, silts, sands, organic    Wheat, barley, OSR, beans, peas, sugar beet, potatoes

Farnhams Farms Ltd                    Dereham, Norfolk, UK       Clay loam                       Wheat, OSR and seed beans

Samples Farm                          Walkington, East Yorks     Clay loam                       Wheat, OSR and vining peas

Madrugada                             Nakuru, Kenya              Other                           Wheat, Sorghum, Canola

Manor Farm                            Lincoln, UK                Clays, sands, silts             Wheat, sugar beet, barley, OSR

August Farms                          Burford, Oxfordshire, UK   Clays to brash (flat stones)    Wheat, OSR, peas

Brooker Farms                         Romney Marsh, Kent, UK     Silty clay loam                 Wheat, OSR, vining peas

Hessleskew                            Sancton, Yorkshire, UK     Clays to sandy loam with stones
                                                                                               Wheat, winter and sprin g barley, OSR, oats, vining peas and potatoes

Farmeco                               Bingham, Notts, UK         Clays and brown earths          Wheat, OSR

Roxhill Manor                         Marston Moretayne, UK      Clays                           Wheat, OSR, peas

Kisima                                Nanyuki, Kenya             Unknown                         Unknown

Lee                                   Sharnbrook, UK             Clay                            Wheat, OSR, beans, spring barley, linseed

Normanton Lodge                       Oakham, Rutland, UK        Limestone brash and clays       Wheat, OSR, peas, linseed, sugar beet + others

Lydinge Jordbruk AB                   Bjuv, Sweden               Medium to heavy clay            Wheat, OSR, oats (sugar beet, vining peas, barley, wheat)

Lodge                                 Shefford, UK               sandy loam to clay              Wheat, barley, onions, potatoes
         CTF status
Farmed                 In               Date                                   CTF system
area, ha Considering   transition   adopted/plann Autosteer                    (TwinTrac etc.)    Working width, m
  3700                 Yes                        RTK on 5 vehicles            Probably OutTrac
                                                  own base
  250                  Yes                        RTK, shared base             OutTrac

  500                  Yes, peas        2009       RTK, own base               OutTrac                   7

 1300                                   2009       RTK, own base               ComTrac                   9

  440                  Yes                         Acquiring                   OutTrac                   9

  500                                   2009       RTK, own base               OutTrac                  7.33

  560                                   2008       RTK, own base, 3 vehicles   OutTrac                6, 9 & 36

  190                                   2008       RTK, own base               TwinTrac           1.93, 5.79, 28.95

 1300                                   2009       RTK base at local dealer    OutTrac                  8, 24

 800?                  Yes              2010       RTK, own base + Virtual     OutTrac                 12, 36

Unknown                                 2009       RTK, own base               OutTrac                 8, 24?

  300                                   2004       RTK, own base               OutTrac                  8, 24

  300                  Yes                         RTK, virtual base           TwinTrac             Nominal 5 m

  650                                   2006       RTK, own base               ComTrac                  8, 24

  695                  Yes                         RTK, shared base            ComTrac            1.83, 5.49, 27.45
Contact information             Telephone
Name                            Land           Mobile             E-mail                          Notes
Paul Drinkwater                 +44148 7773555 +447885 739165     p.drinkwater@arfco.co.uk

Chris Farnham                   +441362 687766 +447836 675858     Office2@FarnhamFarms.Co.UK

Neal Evison                                     +447774 172925    neal.evison@farming.co.uk       CTF alongside low ground pressure

Jonti Barclay                   +254 51 2215347 +254 51 343141    hpb@africaonline.co.ke

Andrew Scoley                   +441522 520825 +447836 349 111    andrewscoley@btconnect.com      Novel idea for integrating sugar beet

Nick August                     +441993 822353 +447831 276627     nick.august@virgin.net

Andrew Cragg                    +441303 874251 +447860 300405     acragg@farmline.com             "Gradual adopter"

Andrew Manfield                 +441430 872270 +447944 426086     amanfield@sancton.demon.co.uk   Potato harvester remains to be integrated

Keith Challen                   +441949 836669 +447870 687050     office@farmeco.agriplus.co.uk

Robert Barnes                   +44 1234 768265 +44 7860 881851   Robert@barnesfarming.com

Shaun Miller                    +254 729 924353 +254 729 924353   smiller58@hotmail.com

Andy Coggins                    +1234 222285    +447717 546663    Andrew.Coggins@Unilever.com     Blackgrass problem on farm as a whole, perhaps slightly less so on

Christopher and George Renner   +441780 460208 +78137 89001       gjrenner@googlemail.com         rennerc@aol.com

Jan Jönsson                     +4642 225514    +46708 676671     jan.lydinge@telia.com           Blackgrass and slug problems

Paul Cripsey                    +441462 813260 +447968 328616     Paul@parrishfarms.co.uk         Onion and potato harvester still to be "brought in line"
whole, perhaps slightly less so on CTF fields




o be "brought in line"

				
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