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Agronomy: North West


This event will bring the learnings from the Agronomists’ Conference to the North West, giving you the opportunity to discuss the latest research with experts from across the cereals, oilseeds and potato industries.
The focus for the morning will be cereals and oilseeds, and the afternoon sessions will focus on potatoes, all are welcome to join for Lunch.

Key messages:

  • Cultivations and their impact on soil health
  • IPM – pest, disease and virus in potatoes
  • Update on the clean air strategy and the implications on urea use
  • Market update 

The agenda:

Cereal Programme                                                                            

09:30

Registration with refreshments

10:00

Welcome and Introduction

Michelle Nuttall, AHDB

10:10

IPM

Pest Management – Emily Forbes, Harper Adams University  

-          Slug management

-          Aphid management

-          BYDV

Disease Management – Catherine Harries AHDB

-          Disease Management

-          Variety Selection Tool

10:50

Soil and Cultivations

Anne Bhogal ADAS

-          Cultivations

-          Soil health scorecard

-          Cover crops

11:40

Refreshment Break

11:55

Clean Air Strategy

Sajjad Awan, AHDB

12:15

Market Update

MI Team, AHDB

12:35

Cereals Close

Michelle Nuttall, AHDB

12:45

Lunch

 

For more information relating to Cereals and Oilseeds contact Michelle Nuttall:

E: Michelle.Nuttall@ahdb.org.uk / M: 07778 143404 /       @Cereals_NW_NI

 

Potato Programme

12:45

Lunch

13:30

Welcome and Introduction

Graham Bannister, AHDB

13:45

IPM

Virus and aphids in potatoes

Sue Cowgill, AHDB

14:15

Market Update

Alice Bailey, AHDB

14:35

Potato Close

Graham Bannister, AHDB

14:45

Depart

  

For more information relating to Potatoes contact Graham Bannister:

E: Graham.Bannister@ahdb.org.uk / M: 07580 704673 /      @Potatoes_North

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