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Partner event: NIAB Open Day 2015

When Jun 23, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where NIAB Park Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9NZ
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Pesticide resistance, yield plateau, loss of triazoles, new disease races, changes in EU legislation and climate change.

Find out more on the approaches and solutions to managing these issues on your farm. Access NIAB’s latest research and demonstrations on soils, rotations and cultivations, cover crops, non-food crops and advances in plant breeding such as superwheat and MAGIC, alongside impartial advice on a range of policy and agronomy issues including variety choice, fungicide options and grassweed management.

Event timetable

12pm • SCIENCE MARQUEE
REGISTRATION AND LUNCH

  • NIAB TAG Network membership and LabTest services
  • mproving crop production skills and knowledge with ARTIS training
  • Plant disease research and new diagnostic techniques, including the latest developments on yellow rust in wheat
  • Crowd-sourcing bread-making tests
  • Crop genetics and pre-breeding applied and translational research programmes
  • Glasshouse tours

From 12pm • FIELD DEMONSTRATION PLOTS

  • Combinable crop variety demonstration plots;
  • Wheat pre-breeding research, including superwheat, tetraploids and MAGIC wheat lines
  • Cereal fungicide programme options under tightened EU regulations
  • Agronomy research and advice on grassweeds, disease control, yield management and farming systems
  • Cover crops including crop choice, agronomy and management
  • Pre-breeding research on increasing wheat diversity and improving yields
  • The Hole Story – soil management, rotations, cultivations and fertility building
  • NIAB Innovation Farm – using crops to combat climate change and improve food security

1-2pm • SOPHI TAYLOR BUILDING

Agronomy seminars with NIAB TAG agronomists and researchers

5pm • CLOSE OF EVENT

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