AHDB at the Cereals Event 2024

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 8:00am - 4:00pm

Bygrave Woods at Newnham Farm, Baldock, Hertfordshire


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Meet the AHDB team on stand (526) at Cereals 2024 to discuss how we use your levy to deliver:

  • Trusted variety and product testing
  • Independent, practical research and market intelligence
  • Work across the supply chain
  • Farmer-to-farmer learning (through a network of Strategic Farms, Monitor Farms and Arable Business Groups)

Stop at our stand to chat to staff, take part in some debates and pick up free resources. Try to visit us early, resources are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our stand will include a focus on four technical topics.

Topic 1: Recommended Lists (RL)

First released 80 years ago (8 August 1944), the Recommended Lists (RL) is long-lived, trusted and one of AHDB’s most consistently recognised and valued products. At Cereals 2024, join us to celebrate the RL's rich history and find out how it will continue to evolve to meet the needs of farmers.

Visit the AHDB stand to:

  • Pick up the latest RL booklet
  • Find out about the RL app and other digital resources
  • Learn about the latest results from the RL review
  • Take part in the sustainable varieties debate and the 80 years celebrations (on day one)*


Topic 2: The Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)

RB209 can help you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs – both economic and environmental. At Cereals 2024, we want to hear what you think RB209 does well and what could be improved (as part of a strategic review of nutrient management guidance).

 Visit the AHDB stand to:

  • Get the latest RB209 guidance
  • Talk to the team about nutrient management
  • Discuss the RB209 review


Topic 3: Planning soil management

The soil health scorecard provides a way to monitor soil health based on key chemical, biological and physical indicators. At Cereals 2024, a new ‘Planning soil management’ pack will be available to pick up, which will help you get started with the scorecard approach on your farm.

Visit the AHDB stand to:

  • Grab a planning soil management pack
  • Learn about the soil health scorecard
  • Find out about our GREATsoils information and tools


Topic 4: Environmental data and value

Many farmers are exploring markets and payments for carbon sequestration, biodiversity net gain (BNG) and regenerative actions. At Cereals 2024, talk with the team to discover how we will help you measure and get the maximum value out of your farm’s environmental data.

Visit the AHDB stand to:

  • Hear about the new baseline pilot
  • Learn how to get involved with the baseline pilot farms
  • Find out about our environment resources, including the cover crops guide


Knowledge exchange

Our network of regional knowledge exchange Managers helps to connect you with AHDB activity. At Cereals 2024, numerous team members will be on hand to talk about your farming opportunities and challenges.

Visit the AHDB stand to:

  • Get information on our Strategic Cereal Farms, Monitor Farms and Arable Business Groups
  • Make sure you are signed up to receive the best products, tools and services
  • Learn more about what AHDB does for your farming business


Seminar schedule

Our session programme will prime debate on a wide range of topics central to the future of farming.

11 June

12:00pm: Environment Baselining Pilot – Forging a fairer and more resilient path towards net zero by 2050.

2:00pm: Where next for production, prices and profits? – Ask the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds market analysts.

3:00pm: Varieties for a sustainable UK cereals sector – What can crop breeding deliver?

4:00pm: 80 years of the RL – A celebration with Graham Wilkinson, AHDB CEO. 

12 June

9:00am: Women in cereals – The value of mentoring (a networking breakfast).

11:00am: Growing cover crops – How to get the best return from your investment (farmer experiences).

2:00pm: Are the days of field walking coming to an end? – Are remote sensing, digital farming and AI the future?

Download further details of the seminar schedule


Sustainable varieties take centre stage at Cereals 2024