Broom's Barn Experimental Station is near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, Eastern England. It was built in 1962. Research for most of it's history has focussed on sugar beet, in conjunction with the British Sugar Corporation. Most of the experiments were annual, but there have been a few long-term experiments. However, little data is in an accessible form. There is also an associated meteorological station. It is now one of the two sites of the new long-term rotation experiment, the other being at Rothamsted, Harpenden.
For information about the soil at Brooms Barn Farm, see Draycott et al (1976):
|Long Period Cultivation Experiment||BB/1||To compare the effects on crop yield and weed infestation of continued ploughing, rotary cultivation, with the Simar implement and stirring the soil with a cultivator. To investigate the value of cyanamide as a weed-killer.|
|Long-term experiment No. 2, also known as Long-term fertilizers on a rotation||BB/2||To test the effects of fertilizer on yields and chemical composition of crops during whole rotations||1965|
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