Agronomy 2020 – Scottish Borders


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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?

Agenda

09.30- Welcome and coffee

10.00- Chairs 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

11.20 – challenges and choices fungicides – Fiona Burnett

11.40- Sustainable Arable Systems chaired by Donald Dunbar

  • Joanna cloy
  • Rumiana Reay- Nottingham UNI
  • Ken Loades – JHI

12.40- Lunch

13.30- Markets and Export opportunities chaired by Willy Thomson

Julian Bell- Brexit and markets

David Euadell- Markets and Exports

Regional Grain Merchant- update local markets Sam Scott

15.00- Tea

15.20- Chairs Summary

15.30- Close


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