In a season of many challenges join us this year as we review the leading wheat varieties currently undergoing assessment at our Cauldshiel Trial site with Dr Steve Hoad.

SRUC crop specialist, Fiona Burnett, will be discussing how our fungicide programmes are adapting to optimise on new chemistry now available and SRUC Lorna Cole and Henry Criessen will be taking a closer look at Integrated Pest Management developments and the ecology of beneficial insects as pollinators. To conclude the event, rural business consultant, Julian Bell, will be looking ahead to the marketing prospects for this year’s wheat and barley crops.

The Crops and Soils Focus Group provides an opportunity to get together with growers in your local area to discuss the latest developments within crops and soils helping to improve the profitability and resilience of your business.  Participation in this small group provides the opportunity for members to challenge, be challenged, hear from specialists and share their own experiences on managing crops and soils in their regional area. If you are interested to find out more, please contact Kirstyn Blackwood at kirstyn.blackwood@sac.co.uk or on 01292 525139

Legumes have untapped potential in Scotland and offer the opportunity to improve livestock productivity and sustainability. 

Researchers at SRUC have been involved in the broader European project “Legumes Translated”, which aims to increase knowledge exchange and advocates for an increased production of legume crops for food and feed value chains. 

Ever wondered what it is like to farm deer and pigs in Scotland?  Are you thinking about adding a new enterprise to your livestock farm? Guest speakers for the evening…

Second meeting of the Fife & Stirlingshire Soils Discussion Group. Meeting to enable the invited members to discuss their soil and crop health challenges. On the day topics to be discussed are building organic matters, tissue analysis benefits and methods to improve soil structure.