Rothamsted Research

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Using Our Facilities

The North Wyke Farm Platform is a globally unique facility in the South West of the UK that offers the research community access to a range of in-situ state-of-the-art instrumentation installed over three hydrologically isolated farming systems or farmlets.

Each farmlet consists of five component fields or catchments comprising just over 20 ha in total per farmlet. They are currently managed as beef cattle and sheep enterprises with a high degree of control over inputs.

The key concept of the Farm Platform is to explore different ways of managing sustainable grazing livestock production alongside a wide range of agro-ecosystem attributes at farm scale.