This event will provide information, thought-provoking conversations and opportunities to discuss regionally relevant topics. We will be joined by a range of speakers from research, industry and farming to provide expertise from all areas of agriculture.
The focus for the morning will be cereals and oilseeds, and the afternoon session will focus on potatoes. Focus sessions can be chosen upon registration. All are welcome to join for lunch.
Session 1: Cereals and oilseeds
09:00 - Registration and coffee
09:20 - Chair’s welcome Richard Meredith AHDB
09:30 - Crop protection strategies for the future Stephen Kildea, Teagsac
10:10 - Improving yield through using micro-nutrients Steve McGrath, Rothamsted Research
10:50 - The fundamentals of a good agronomy; a farmers perspective Steve Klenk, Garnstone Farms
11:30 - Refreshment break
11:50 - Bio-pesticides and their potential benefit for field crops Dave Chandler, Warwick University
12:30 - Systematic approaches to soil management Jane Rickson, Cranfield University
13:10 - Session 1: closing comments Richard Meredith, AHDB
13:15 - Lunch
Session 2: Potatoes
14:00 - Market Intelligence Industry Update Vikki Campbell, AHDB
14:20 - Haulm destruction update from Belchim James Cheesman, Belchim
14:50 - Running more energy efficient potato stores Josh Burtone, Metronome Technologies
15:00 - Agronomist’s season perspective Steve Mathias, Puffin Produce
15:30 - Wireworm management update Bill Parker, AHDB
16:00 - Management of post-harvest diseases Glyn Harper, Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research
16:30 - Session 2: Closing comments and event close Bill Watts, AHDB
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