Agronomy 2020 – Perth


Tailored to address local issues related to the production of cereals and oilseeds the AHDB/SRUC/FAS Agronomy 2020 events focus on applied research and on-farm practice.

The Agronomy 2020 events, organised by AHDB, SRUC and FAS, will focus on using an Integrated Pest Management approach to growing arable crops.

The events will showcase the latest fungicide performance results as well as using the Recommended Lists to select for appropriate variety traits.   There will be opportunities in two-panel sessions to discuss farming in the future: How can we make arable systems sustainable?  What are the market and export opportunities?


09.30 – Welcome and coffee

10.00 – Chair’s welcome

10.10 – IPM Agronomy update Fungicide resistance (Neil Havis)

10.30 – Summary of varieties (Steve Hoad)

10.50 – Arable Scotland video and slide (Ken Loades)

11.00 – Coffee

11.20 – Challenges and choices fungicides (Fiona Burnett)

11.40 – Sustainable Arable Systems (chaired by Peter Lindsey)

                                       Joanna Cloy

                                      Rumiana Reay, Nottingham University

                                      Ken Loades, James Hutton Institute

12.40 – Lunch

13.30 – Markets and Export opportunities (chaired by region OFC leader – TBC John Weir)

Julian Bell – Brexit and Markets

                                      David Eudall – Markets and Exports

Regional Grain Merchant – update local markets

                                      Robin Barron

15.00 – Tea

15.20 – Chair’s Summary

15.30 – Close

Other events will be held in the Scottish Borders, Aberdeenshire and Inverness.  Please use this link to book your place at this Perthshire event.