Producing crops profitably and sustainably has never been more important and the Agronomy Roadshows in January bring the very latest research in crop and soil management to audiences in three locations around the country (Melrose, Perth and Inverurie). The roadshows will discuss field trial results from the 2022 season and highlight how this can be incorporated in to plans for the 2023 crop season. Presentations include updates on crop variety choices which match the main markets, while maximising yield and minimising risk. A tech talk on adjustments to fungicide programmes will be followed by a talk on what is up-and-coming in IPM. These technical talks will be given context with an update on world markets and benchmarking data from close to home. Optimising soil health and crop nutrition are key to optimising profit but is also key in our industry’s journey to net zero, and presenters will cover the latest research and give practical steers to the products and management practice that are most effective. The role of carbon in soils will also be explored. Scottish Quality Crops will also be present to speak to members about the work the assurance scheme is doing to highlight the quality and sustainability of Scottish crops with end users, and the help on offer to farmer members. The day will conclude with local farmer experiences of regenerative practices and consider what success looks like and where the biggest challenges arise. The events are free to attend but numbers are limited so please book to reserve a place.
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