Saaten Union & AHDB Varieties Open Day

Past Event - booking closed

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

8:00am - 6:00pm

Saaten Union Trials Site, Rosalie Field Station, Cowlinge, Newmarket,


Join Saaten Union and AHDB at the Cowlinge trials site, Suffolk to see the Recommended List trials, demonstrations and discuss varieties, technical updates and the supply chain with the experts on hand for this season.

There will be the opportunity to see varieties from the following crops and associated trials:

  • Winter Wheat Recommended List demonstration – untreated, farm input in addition to Saaten Union varieties
  • Winter Rye Descriptive List trials
  • Winter Triticale Descriptive List trials
  • Winter Barley
  • Spring Wheat
  • Spring Barley
  • Spring Oats
  • Hybrid Wheat
  • Agronomy demonstrations – nitrogen and fungicide demonstrations

Demonstrators will be on hand to take you through the varieties and provide insight into their ratings and yield outlook for the year ahead. There will also be a chance to discuss crop marketing decisions and a forward look with the AHDB Market Intelligence representatives.

Technical guidance will also be available on a range of topics including IPM, benchmarking, spring oat nutrition research and more.

This is a unique opportunity to see how varieties perform in your local area, with a huge range of crops in one place.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, sessions will be run throughout the day over 5 dedicated slots (8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm) and will be limited to a maximum of 22 people each time. Please book onto your preferred session during the day. Groups will be organised upon entry where our staff will take you through the tours. Each session will last around 90 minutes at which point we will turn the event around for the next session.

This year you must book one of the specific time slots, as we will have to refuse entrance to anyone turning up to the event without a booking.

We will be outside for the plot tours and sessions, so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather. Hand sanitiser stations will be available and social distancing measures will be in place.

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attending this event.

Refreshments will not be provided on this occasion, but bottled water will be available.

To read the AHDB COVID events protocol, please click here.

You can find out more about Arable Connections and the varieties in your regions, visit the website here: Arable Connections website.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 07387015465