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|
|What 3 words ref for entrance||///lifts.keen.confronts|
|Mean Annual Precipitation (mm)||690 mm|
|Mean Annual Temperature (°C)||12.1 ◦C|
|Soil type||Mineral sandy loam.|
|Current vegetation coverage||OSR, S.Barley.|
|Other relevant site info|
|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.|
|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