Agronomy Week 2020

Past Event - booking closed

Monday, 30 November 2020 - Friday, 04 December 2020

If you have already registered for Agronomy Week 2020, you can access all of the webinars online.

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This series of webinars explored the key issues in contemporary agronomy.

Ordinarily, AHDB hosts the Agronomists’ Conference in December. This annual event is a two-day conference for agronomists, covering the cereals and oilseeds and potatoes industries. Due to ongoing restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel major events up until the end of 2020. As a result, this years' conference was entirely online and free to attend. 

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Agronomy Week live stream programme

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Monday 30 November (cereals and oilseeds)

  • How to develop Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for sustainable farming systems.* (watch the video)
  • Growing oilseed rape: achieving yield potential and CSFB larvae control (watch the video)
  • Yield resilience in climate extremes (watch the video)
  • Ecological principles for weed management (watch the video)

Tuesday 1 December (cereals and oilseeds)

  • How to use the Recommended Lists (RL) for cereals and oilseeds.* (watch the video)
  • How to use the Recommended Lists (RL) to minimise risk (watch the video)
  • Fungicide performance and programmes (watch the video)
  • Cover crops, rotations and niche cropping: strategies that plant a profit (watch the video)

Wednesday 2 December (potatoes)

Thursday 3 December (potatoes)

Friday 4 December (potatoes)

  • 9am - 10.30am: How to measure the impact of soil management practices using a soil health scorecard.* (watch the video)
  • 11am - 12.30pm: Agricultural resilience in a warmer world: planning for blight and drought (watch the video)
  • 2pm - 3.30pm: Over winter cover crops ahead of potatoes (watch the video)
  • 5pm - 6.30pm: Drip irrigation with slightly salty water (video coming soon)

*Agronomists' Induction 2020

The Agronomists' Induction, our annual conference for early career agronomists, returns this year as part of Agronomy Week. In addition to the main programme, new agronomists and advisers will have exclusive access to webinars to introduce them to AHDB tools, services and staff.

In the above programme, Agronomists' Induction webinars are indicated with and asterisk (*).

Find out more about the Agronomists' Induction and how to book.