Agronomy 2018 - Inverurie

June 2018
M T W T F S S
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

Agronomy 2018 - Inverurie

Date: 16th January 2018

Location: Thainstone House Hotel and Spa Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5NT

Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Cost: -

Inspiring, innovating and integrating new approaches to arable farming

To register for event at Thainstone House, click here

About

Inspiring events for cereals and oilseeds growers, focussing on the integration of applied technical research, and on-farm practice.

Regionally relevant topics are curated by AHDB and SRUC, to allow discussion with farmers, agronomists, and scientists.

Programme

09:30 Registration and refreshments

10:00 Chair’s welcome 

Gavin Dick – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Manager (Scotland)

Session 1

10:10 Disease and fungicides: lessons learnt from 2017, messages for 2018 

Fiona Burnett & Neil Havis– SRUC

  • Covers wheat, barley and oilseed rape
  • Latest fungicide performance information
  • A review of disease pressure during 2017

11:15 Tea break

11:35 Variety choice: Key performers and what to look out for in 2018

Steve Hoad – SRUC

  • An overview of new and established varieties

11:55 Markets

Julian Bell – SRUC

  • Market overview and targeting specific markets
  • Product specs and why they are important

12:40 Lunch

Session 2 - Soil Health & Cultivations

13:30 Pollinators: contribution to yield

Lorna Cole – SRUC (Inverurie & Inverness)

Andy Evans (Carfraemill & Perth)

13:45 Demonstrating research outcomes in practice

Claire Hodge – Strategic Potato Farm AHDB

14:00 Cover crops – a research update

John Baddeley – SRUC (Carfraemill, Perth & Inverness)

Robin Walker – SRUC (Inverurie)

14:15 Cultivations – inversion vs non-inversion – a scientific perspective

Blair McKenzie – JHI

14.45 Panel discussion

  • Panels will feature two farmers plus Blair McKenzie. Each farmer will give a brief talk on his farm & choice of establishment system

15.20 Closing remarks & Event Close

Gavin Dick – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Manager (Scotland)

15.30 Tea & Coffee for those who want some refreshment & a chat

For further information please click here.

Events RSS feed | Submit your event