Generally undulating, gently sloping site to the northwest, with hallsworth clay or clay loam and historic grassland vegetation used for silage and hay cuts. Planting of SRC Willow and Poplar, SRF trees, Miscanthus, and other perennial grasses took place during spring 2023. The plans below show the layout of the trial plots at the North Wyke hub site and the updates will keep you informed of their progress and performance throughout the trials.
North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon.
(Whiddon Down Land).
|Latitude, longitude||50.73405, -3.85502|
|What 3 words ref for entrance||///producing.dozens.handbag|
|Mean Annual Precipitation (mm)||1,043 mm|
|Mean Annual Temperature (°C)||10.3°C|
200 – 215 m
Trees to NW & SW boundaries. Smaller trees / hedge to SE. Sloping into small valley.
Generally undulating, not steep.
Gentle sloping to NW.
Hallsworth clay or clay loam with smaller area of Denbigh clay loam, both slightly stony.
|Current vegetation coverage||Grassland.|
Other relevant site info
|Which biomass crops||
Planted (as of August 2023)
To be planted:
Variety trials planted (as of August 2023):
Variety trials to be planted:
|Agronomic dates (planting, harvesting schedule)|
|Management methodology (spray off, nutrient additions, ploughing, site prep, others)||Site sprayed off, ploughed and cover crop established where trees will be planted, just ploughed where grasses will go.|
|Machinery to be used|
Field management history
Grassland. Silage and hay cuts. Some grazing.
Other site detail of note
Some small patches of rushes.
Site sprayed off, ploughed and cover crop established where trees will be planted, just ploughed where grasses will go.
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