Agronomists' Conference



The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference is a two-day technical conference covering the latest research developments to help agronomists stay ahead of the game.

The conference is designed to make people think a little differently about agronomy.

Across the two days, around 300 delegates – predominantly agronomists, advisers and BASIS-qualified growers – gather to hear respected researchers present evidence-based papers.

Initially a single-day event run by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, in 2016 a second day was added by AHDB Potatoes to bring extra rotational breadth to this staple event in the agronomy calendar.

For more information, please contact Sammy.Bowen@ahdb.org.uk Tel: 0247 647 8928 


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

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