Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) – Edinburgh

A south easterly facing sloped site of mineral sandy loam, exposed to a westerly wind. Vegetation is historically OSR and S Barley. Planting of Miscanthus, Willow, Poplar and Eucalyptus is planned early spring 2023.

Address Boghall, Biggar Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7DX.
Latitude, longitude 55°52’44.5″N 3°12’11.4″W (55.87903486587691, -3.2031666746901992)
Grid ref NT 24951 65863
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Site Plans

Bog Hall Farm Site PlanBog Hall Farm Soil Sample Locations


Mean Annual Precipitation (mm) 690 mm
Mean Annual Temperature (°C) 12.1 ◦C
Altitude 197 m
Exposure Westerly wind.
Topography Slope.
Aspect S.E facing.
Soil type Mineral sandy loam.
Current vegetation coverage OSR, S.Barley.
Other relevant site info

Project plans/actions

Which biomass crops Miscanthus, Willow, Poplar, Eucalyptus.
Planting goals/aim Spring 2023 (& 2024).
Agronomic dates (planting, harvesting schedule) Planting: Spring 2023 (except 2024 trials)

Harvest: Jan/Feb 2024.

Management methodology (spray off, nutrient additions, ploughing, site prep, others) – Ploughing/site prep Oct 2022 (Winter wheat cover – except on Miscanthus plots) + Glyphosate (early spring 2023).

– Pendimethalin pre-ems (spring 2023).

– Graminicide 3-6 weeks post planting.

– Dow Shield 3-6 weeks post planting (if required).

– Interrow weeding/spot spraying when required (spring/summer).

Machinery to be used TBC.

General Info

Field management history 2022 OSR.

2017-2022 Spring barley.

Other site detail of note


Hub Site Update – SRUC Edinburgh – January 2023
January 2023 Risk Assessments for grazing, browsing and crop damage threats were undertaken. Snow and very low temperatures recently. However, this is normal for January. Expect field to be workable […]
Hub Site Update – SRUC Edinburgh
December 2022 Summer weed control, cultivation and drilling complete. A winter wheat cover crop has been drilled on all wood crops plots but not on those due to have miscanthus […]

Base line soil samples have been taken, ploughing is in progress, Hopefully planting wheat cover crop week beginning 24 Oct 2022.  


55.873875 -3.207468 Boghall Farm, Edinburgh, UK