Arable Connections 2020

AHDB's Arable Connections series of events give growers the chance to get up close and personal with the trial sites used to put together the Recommended Lists.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and government restrictions, this year's events will take place online as webinars.

By joining the Arable Connections webinars you'll learn how the Recommended Lists are put together and how you can use the lists to select the best varieties for your farm. There will also be the chance to ask questions on varieties for your region.

Arable Connections 2020 Webinars

Ultimate Guide to the Wheat Recommended List – Variety is the spice of life

The AHDB Recommended List team discuss the impact of a challenging year for growing wheat.

The team share the trial validation process and what they have seen this growing season, including new and interesting varieties and results. Learn how to access and use the harvest results service and the new RL app.

There will be a Q&A session for the audience to ask any variety questions they may have, and although the focus of this session is wheat, questions relating to other crops are welcome.

Watch webinar (24 June 2020)

Ultimate Guide to the Barley & OSR Recommended List – Variety is the spice of life 

The AHDB Recommended List team discuss the impact of a challenging year for growing barley and oilseed rape.

The team share the trial validation process and what they have seen this growing season, including new and interesting varieties and results. Learn how to access and use the harvest results service and the new RL app. 

There will be a Q&A session for the audience to ask any variety questions they may have, and although the focus of this session is barley and oilseed rape, questions relating to other crops are welcome.

Watch webinar (24 June 2020)

Arable Scotland 2020

Arable Scotland’s 2020 programme of live sessions has now finished but, being a virtual event, content from our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors remains available to browse and catch up at on your leisure.

You can view the Arable Conversations, webinars, videos and take part in a virtual tour of the site here https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?forums/arable-scotland-2020/

Programme highlights

Seminar for New Entrants – Annie McKee from the James Hutton Institute hosts a discussion on ‘New People, New Pathways – Routes into Arable Production and Alternative Crops. The seminar shares lessons from those who have established innovative and alternative arable enterprises with aspiring new entrants to arable production in Scotland, and beyond.

Meeting the challenges of net zero – a panel with a range of views on how we can meet the challenges of meeting net zero targets debates the key measures that can be taken and discusses questions posed by participants.

Alternative markets and new product opportunities - David Eudall, Head of Market Specialists (Arable) at AHDB discusses the longer-term direction for wheat and barley prices, forecasts for global stocks, and international grain markets. Julian Bell from SRUC offers a Scottish perspective and former AHDB Monitor Farmer, Alison Milne, discusses how her brand, Crafty Maltsters, has added value to a commodity product by exploring flavour, heritage, provenance, innovation and sustainability. 

Plant Health – the challenges and opportunities of implementing best practice. Ian Toth from the Plant Health Centre, James Hutton Institute, leads a panel discussion with Scottish experts and input form the NZ Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) on the similarities and contrasts between Scottish and New Zealand crop health issues.

How to join an AHDB Webinar

To join an AHDB webinar please register at the AHDB events page

Arable Connections 2019

Watch the video below to see footage from last year's Arable Connections event in Hereford.

Understanding the Recommended Lists

For more information on how the Recommended Lists are put together, including how to make sense of the tables, you can watch the below videos.

Order a copy of the RL

The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection.

To order a paper copy of the Recommended Lists please email: publications@ahdb.org.uk

Alternatively you can download a digital version by visiting the Recommended Lists webpage.

Variety Selection Tool

The Variety Selection Tool is an online interactive tool providing a dynamic way of looking at the Recommended Lists.

The tool allows you to navigate trial data, make comparisons and identify the most promising varieties for your farm.

RL app available for download

The Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) app is now available to download on the App Store and Google Play.

The app replaces the pocketbook format as of the 2020/21 season. Users will be notified as soon as new data become available, included the annual release of the RL in January, latest candidate variety data and key market information

For more info, including how to download, click the button below.

Find out more

Recommended List page

For more in-depth information about the Recommended Lists visit the Recommended Lists webpage.

On this page you can find:

  • Varietal information for specific crops
  • The latest information from AHDB Recommended List trials, including sowing lists and Harvest Result data

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