An Isle of Wight summer farm walk, taking place next month, will discuss intercropping and undersowing maize on the island.

The event will take place on Friday, July 5, from 10:00a.m-2:00p.m and will feature Jerry Alford of the Soil Association and Henry Lowth from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

AHDB said it will be an “exciting opportunity” for attendees to learn more about the topics and to consider taking part in a proposed trial with undersowing maize on the island.

Taking place at Idlecombe Farm, Bowcombe Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, the event will see Ralph Smith host the farm walk, look at the crops in the ground and discuss plans for the farm.

The meeting will cover:

  • Jerry Alford (Soil Association) will be presenting interrow cropping and the Leguminose Project;
  • Henny Lowth (AHDB) will be discussing the undersowing of maize and the proposed on-farm demonstrations on the island;
  • Farmbench update with Zoe Kingham.

Registration and refreshments will be available from 10:00a.m with presentations commencing at 10:20a.m.

Lunch will be provided locally after the farm walk with a departure time of approximately 2:00p.m.

Attendees are advised to bring suitable footwear for the farm walk.

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attending.

The event is free to attend, but AHDB urges those interested to register to allow it to cater accordingly.