Agronomists' Conference 2019

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Wednesday, 04 December 2019

10:00am - 5:15pm

Leicester Marriott Hotel, Grove Park, Smith Way, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire

LE19 1SW

The conference will make you think differently about agronomy.

This two-day technical conference will showcase the latest research on Integrated Pest Management and provide agronomists with practical management strategies to use across the rotation.

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For more information, please contact Tel: 02476 935729. 

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Plenary sessions

Day One

  • Session 1 – Crop protection in cereals & oilseeds*

  • Session 2 – Crop nutrition in cereals & oilseeds

View presentation slides (day one) 

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Day Two

  • Session 3 – Crop protection in potatoes

  • Session 4 – Resource use in potatoes

View presentation slides (day two) 

Please note that the link only contains presentations we have permission to share.


Please click the links below to view the livestream of this year's plenary sessions via YouTube. There are two separate streams: one for Day One and one for Day Two.

Day One: cereals and oilseeds focus

Day Two: potatoes focus

Where next for slug control? International perspective

*The scale of the international slug problem is vast. At the conference (day one), AHDB-funded Nuffield scholar Jenna Ross will provide an insight (via video) into the IPM techniques emerging across the world. Extract below.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please provide your preference during registraion, with 1 being the workshop you would most like to attend. Please do not duplicate your preferences. We will endeavour to allocate everybody to their first preferences, however workshops are subject to availability, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for booking your own accommodation, if required. There are a limited amount of rooms held at a preferred rate of £123 per night at the conference venue (Leicester Marriott Hotel). These are subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis. Click here to book your room.

Other local hotels are:

  • Hilton Leicester Hotel
  • Premier Inn Leicester Fosse Park
  • Premier Inn Leicester Braunstone
  • Heritage Hotel, Narborough

Agronomists' Conference 2018 videos

Session 1 – Crop protection in potatoes

  • Potato blight: European and UK perspectives – Geert Kessel, Wageningen University & Research and David Cooke, James Hutton Institute
  • Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) tolerance – Peter Urwin, SARIC
  • Developments in treating rhizoctonia and black dot – Simon Faulkner, SDF Agriculture Ltd

Session 2 – Crop nutrition in potatoes

  • Soil pH, liming policy and common scab – Jennifer Preston, NIAB
  • Irrigation – improvements in control and monitoring – Nicola Dunn, AHDB and Anthony Hopkins, UK Irrigation Association
  • Optimising the use of phosphate – Robin Walker, SRUC

Session 3 – Crop protection in cereals and oilseeds

  • Fungicide performance – Stuart Knight, NIAB
  • Pest thresholds and BYDV management – Steve Ellis, ADAS and Charlotte Rowley, AHDB
  • Using farm networks for smart herbicide resistance management and monitoring – Paul Neve, Rothamsted Research

Session 4 – Crop nutrition in cereals and oilseeds

  • RB209 revision – Sajjad Awan, AHDB
  • Sulphur and manures – Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS
  • Autumn nitrogen in no-till situations – Pete Berry, ADAS


If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 02476 935729