Agronomy: North East

Past Event - booking closed

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

9:30am - 1:30pm

Pavilions of Harrogate, Yorkshire Event Centre Ltd, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire


Following the successes of the Agronomy Conference this event will bring some of the key learnings into a regional perspective, giving you the opportunity to engage in the latest and possible future thoughts with experts from across the cereals, oilseeds and potato industries.

A well-defined Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program should be based on prevention, monitoring, and control which offers the opportunity to utilise tools such as the new variety selection tool. 

The morning will look further into varietal differences that affect an IPM strategy, discussing the differences between tolerances and resistances and what the effects can be and is it possible we farm our way into the future with no plough or glyphosate and clean air?



09:30 - Registration and coffee

09:50 - Chairs’ welcome, Rose Riby and Graham Bannister, AHDB

10:00 - Introduction, Charles Mills, YAS Show Director

10:10 - Improving nitrogen use efficiency, Sajjad Awan, AHDB

10:50 - What is the potential for companion cropping and intercropping, Andrew Howard, Nuffield Scholar

11:30 - Refreshment break and breakout sessions              

Cereals breakout session

11:50 - Update of the cereals and oilseeds market, AHDB MI team

12:10 - New variety selection tool, Bastian Brak, AHDB

12:30 - Varietal differences that effect an IPM strategy, John Miles, KWS UK 

Potatoes breakout session

11:50 - Using an IPM approach to weed management in the potato crop, Joe Martin, AHDB

12:30 - Update on the potatoes market, AHDB MI team

13:10 - Closing remarks, Paul Temple, AHDB board chair

13:30  - Lunch and depart

For more information contact:

Rose Riby: E: / M: 07741 892283 / @Cereals_NE

Graham Bannister: E: / M: 07580 704673 / @Potatoes_North