Crop Health Winter Roadshow in partnership with AHDB (Inverurie)

Inspiring events for cereals and oilseeds growers, focusing on innovations and science which will raise the efficiency and sustainability of Scottish arable production.

Regionally relevant topics are curated by AHDB and SRUC, to allow discussion with farmers, agronomists, and scientists.


09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Chair’s welcome
Claire Hodge – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Manager (Scotland)

Session 1: Crop management and business efficiency
10:10 Disease and fungicides: lessons learnt from 2018, messages for 2019
Fiona Burnett & Neil Havis– SRUC

  • Covers integrated pest management in wheat, barley and oilseed rape
  • Latest fungicide performance information and breaking resistance issues
  • A review of disease pressure during 2018

11:15 Tea break

11:35 Variety choice: Quality crops for defined markets: Key performers and what to look out for in 2019
Steve Hoad – SRUC

  • An overview of new and established varieties and novel or niche markets

11:55 Markets
Julian Bell – SRUC

  • Market overview and targeting specific markets
  • Product specs and why they are important

12:40 Lunch

Session 2 – Whole farm Approach
13:30 Demonstrating research outcomes in practice
Fiona Geary AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds

13:55 Soil health: Improving physical, chemical and biological soil health indicators
Bryan Griffiths, SRUC

14:20 Cover crops – what do they contribute to following crops
Robin Walker/John Baddeley, SRUC

14.45 Panel discussion

  • A panel discussion between science presenters and agronomists where scientists are challenged to make their messages applicable, and agronomists can discuss how they see research outcomes fitting into practice

15.20 Closing remarks & Event Close
Claire Hodge – AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Manager (Scotland)

There will be BASIS and NRoSO points available