Local people joined liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers on 24 March 2022 at the Allerton Project in Loddington, Leicestershire, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the pioneering research and demonstration farm.
Despite national declines, moths at the Allerton Project are going from strength to strength. John Szczur explains why.
The crop drill has been busy here at the Allerton Project, with farmers across the country relieved to experience a ‘normal’ autumn drilling season for the first time since 2018 – or at least a ten day window into which frenzied work has been committed! The key winter crops of barley and wheat have been successfully established in good soil conditions – the single biggest factor in the ultimate success of any crop.