Agronomy: West

Past Event - booking closed

Tue, 11 February 2020

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Three Counties Showground, Welland, Malvern, Worcestershire

WR13 6SP

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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