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Biomass Connect Demo – North Wyke – Biomass Crops and Agroforestry

September 14, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


September 14, 2023
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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North Wyke
Grassland Research Institute, North Wyke
Okehampton,DevonEX20 2SB
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Biomass Crops and Agroforestry – Demonstration event

Grassland Research Institute, North Wyke, Okehampton EX20 2SB

14th September 2023

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Come and join Biomass Connect and Rothamsted Research for an afternoon learning about biomass crops and their potential for integration into existing farm operations, as an agroforestry option.

The event will focus on research into effective agroforestry systems and will consider how biomass crop options can be utilised for dual-crop benefit. This will include a showcase of a range of biomass crops and how these can be used as a diversification option to improve farm business efficiency.

All are welcome – please register to book a place. We look forward to seeing you there!


13:30   Convene, tea & coffee

14:00 Introduction and talks

  • Biomass Connect – introduction and overview
  • Agroforestry research at Rothamsted
  • Biomass crop options and their agronomy

15:00 Crop tour: field walk, including:

  • Biomass Connect hub site overview
  • Agroforestry trials
  • Biomass crop walks

16:00 Q & A – Wrap up, final thoughts

16.30 Tea/networking



North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon. EX20 2SB

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By Road

Note: It is not advisable to use your sat-nav for your journey to North Wyke by car.

From the East Leave M5 at Junction 31 and follow ‘A30 (Okehampton )’ dual carriageway. After 16 miles, take the exit signposted ‘A382 Moretonhampstead’ and after 500 metres turn right onto the A3124 previously B3219) – signposted ‘North Tawton’. After crossing over the dual carriageway, there is a Lorry Route sign turning left. Stay on this minor road, cross over at Spitlar Cross and after approx 2 miles you will find North Wyke on your right.

For an alternate route for cars, stay on the A3124 for 2 – 3 miles, turn left signposted North Wyke/South Tawton and then right at the first crossroads (Spitlar Cross). North Wyke can be found on the right-hand side approximately 2 miles along this road.

From Okehampton (Please note this route is not suitable for large coaches or HGV Vehicles) take the B3215 (next to the Police Station) left at the traffic lights to Crediton, follow this road for 5 miles, take a right just before the old railway bridge signposted North Wyke. Follow this road, after 0.5 miles you come to a small humpback bridge. Cross over this bridge and continue along the road for 1 mile until you come to Rothamsted Research on your left, take the last entrance past the lodge to the car park.

On arrival at North Wyke please follow the sign for Cars Only. This will take you to the main car park. The event venue will be signed from there.