Annual Meeting 2022


"Are we finally rolling the agroforestry log over the crest of the hill........"


16th - 17th June


Bangor University LL57 2TR


Dr Tim Pagella


Sensors and technology in agroforestry research
Data-driven agroforestry.  Elisa Ramil Brick, Heriot Watt University.

Establishing a LoRa sensor network at SRUC Kirkton Farm - monitoring the environment and livestock.  John Holland, SRUC.

Sensors and instrumentation in agroforestry research.  Andy Smith, Bangor University.

Policy and other mechanisms to increase uptake of agroforestry
Agroforestry in Wales - are we ahead of the curve?  Farming Connect's approach to integrating trees into farming systems.  Geraint Jones, FARMING Connect.

Trees and woodland in the farmed landscape.  Modelling an agroforestry and farmed woodland economy.  Clive Thomas, Soil Association.

Increasing tree cover on Irish dairy and drystock farms: Main barriers and perceptions that impede agroforestry uptake.  Rachel Irwin, UCD.

Irish Agroforestry Forum. Promoting trees on farms on the island of Ireland.  Maureen Kilgore, Irish Agroforestry Forum.

Agroforestry in practice 
The contribution of silvopasture to a small mixed farm in Northern Ireland.  Jim McAdam.

Integrating trees, woodland, and forestry into farming practice.  The case for agroforestry?  Jim O'Neill, Forestry Commission. 


Biotic interactions of trees in the agroecosystem and their impact on arable crop yield and yield resilience.  Colin Tosh, ORC.

Assessing agroforestry uptake in England.  Emma Eberhardt, Bangor University.

Increasing tree cover on Irish dairy and drystock farms: Main barriers and perceptions that impede agroforestry uptake.  Rachel Irwin, Áine Ní Dhubháin, Ian Short, UCD and Teagasc. 

Reducing grey squirrel populations to protect broadleaf tree health from bark-stripping damage.  Kay Haw and Giovanna Massei, UK Squirrel Accord, National Wildlife Management Centre. 

Field Trips

Hendre Llwyn y Maen Farm LL22 8TE

Hendre Llwyn y Maen is a farm in the Elwy valley which recently moved over to a New Zealand style dairy system. The farm has a long history of tree planting and benefits from an extensive shelter belt system

Henbant Farm LL54 5DF 

Henbant is a small, ecological based farm in North West Wales. Current pasture is managed holistically but within larger field parcels than the daily livestock requirements. The grazed pasture is divided into 30 separate units by tree-lanes, some of woody highly palatable species for cattle to browse and some with top and soft fruit. The farm is also in the process of setting up a no-dig, ecologically intensive market garden; here the garden will be divided up with a significant amount of fruit trees and perennial plants. This will combine forest gardening techniques and theories with the requirements of highly productive annual vegetable production.




Field Visit Reports: 
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