Agronomists' Conference 2022

Past Event

Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Webinar recording

The Agronomists’ Conference is a full-day technical conference that turns the latest research into practical agronomy for the whole rotation.

The event is free to attend.

In 2022, the conference is fully online, with speakers livestreaming from a venue close to AHDB’s headquarters in Warwickshire.

The event, which features a mix of in-depth technical papers and expert-led thematic overviews, is a staple feature in the diary of many agronomists. The conference is now in its 16th year.

It includes the launch of the latest fungicide performance trial data and provides insight into the recently released edition of the Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL).

The day also features several panel sessions to debate thought-provoking questions (submitted by registered delegates).

Following the conference, videos of the presentations will be available on the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds YouTube channel.

With a focus on the latest advances in agronomy, the conference builds on our annual Agronomists’ Induction event, which introduces AHDB’s products, tools, services, and staff to new agronomists.

For further information about the event and the Agronomists' Induction event, visit:


*Details correct at time of publication

9:00am Introduction (conference chair) – Ana Reynolds, AHDB

Session 1: Pests

  • 9:15am Trends in the last decade: Wheat bulb fly – Steve Ellis, ADAS
  • 9:35am Trends in the last decade: Insecticide resistance – Steve Foster, Rothamsted Research
  • 9:55am Decision support systems for optimal crop management – Mark Ramsden, ADAS
  • 10:15am Panel session – Session 1 speakers
  • 10:25am Break

Session 2: Diseases

  • 10:35am Stem rust and international rust monitoring – Diane Saunders, John Innes Centre
  • 10:55am What’s next for variety choice and the Recommended Lists (RL)? – Paul Gosling, AHDB
  • 11:15am Fungicide performance for wheat, barley and oilseed rape – Fiona Burnett, SRUC and Rebecca Joynt, ADAS
  • 12:15pm Panel session – Session 2 speakers
  • 12:30pm Break

Session 3: Nutrients

  • 1:00pm Nutrient management for quality: Milling wheat – Steve Hoad, SRUC
  • 1:20pm Nutrient management for quality: Oats – Sarah Clarke, ADAS
  • 1:40pm Nitrogen adjustment calculator – Mark Topliff, AHDB
  • 2:00pm Panel session
  • Session 3 speakers
  • 2:10pm Break

Session 4: Environment

  • 2:20pm Reducing artificial inputs – Henrietta Lowth, Organic Research Centre
  • 2:40pm Integrated soils and plant nutrition – Ian Robertston, Sustainable Soil Management
  • 3:00pm Carbon and GHG accounting: Where are we now? – Nick Blyth, AHDB
  • 3:20pm Net zero cropping report – Jon Foot, AHDB
  • 3:40pm Panel session
  • Session 4 speakers

3:50pm Closing remarks (conference chair) – Ana Reynolds, AHDB

4:00pm Event close



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