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CropCast

CropCast

Welcome to CropCast, your go to podcast for all the latest information on arable crops. Each month, SAC advisor, Tiffany Stephenson will be joined by a range of industry experts, bringing you timely updates to help you make decisions in the field.
 
Producer George Gauley, Editor Iain Boyd, Executive Producer Kerry Hammond, in association with the Scottish Government.
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Latest Episode:

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Peter Lindsay, an Agricultural Consultant at SAC Consulting and Professor Ian Bingham, a Plant & crop physiologist at SRUC, to discuss spring fertiliser applications for the season ahead. Read more >>

 

Previous Episodes:

Season 2

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Neil White, from Greenknowe Farm to discuss his journey, switching from a plough-based system to strip tillage, almost 10 years ago. Neil was recently awarded Farmers weekly, arable farmer of the year 2023. Read more >>

 

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by SAC Agricultural Consultant’s Donald Dunbar, Mark Bowsher–Gibbs and Iain Riddell to discuss the potential for alternative crops such as Rye, Hemp and Sugar beet in the Scottish arable rotation. Read more >>

 

In this episode, Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Professor Fiona Burnett from SRUC to discuss the results of this year’s fungicide performance trials.

Professor Fiona Burnett is Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact at SRUC and an applied plant pathologist with a focus on plant health and sustainable and integrated crop production. Read more >>

 

Tiffany Stephenson is joined by John Skea, an organic farmer based at East Mains Farm, Auchterhouse to find out, what makes his organic system work. During his conversation with Tiffany, John covers a range of important discussion points including crop rotation, building soil fertility, weed control, and organic markets.  Read more >>

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Iain Wilson from Stracathro estates who is a strong advocate for the using sheep to graze cereals. Tiffany is also joined by Dr Robin Walker, a senior researcher focusing on low input cropping systems to discuss trials he has been involved in and the potential benefits of winter grazing cereals for both the arable farmer and the livestock farmer. Read more >>

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Donald Dunbar, a senior agricultural consultant at SAC consulting, along with Dr Steve Hoad, a team leader in agronomy, physiology & genetics at SRUC, to discuss the latest Scottish variety trial results, which will help growers to choose the best winter and spring barley varieties for harvest 2024. Read more >>

 

In this episode Tiffany Stephenson is joined by Donald Dunbar, a senior agricultural consultant at SAC consulting, along with Dr Steve Hoad, a team leader in agronomy, physiology & genetics at SRUC, to discuss the latest Scottish variety trial results, which will help growers to choose the best winter wheat varieties for harvest 2024. Read more >>

 

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