Spotlight on ‘partnership power’ at the 2017 Agronomists’ Conference

The 2017 AHDB Agronomists’ Conference will look to strengthen the UK’s ‘partnership culture’ to deliver the flexible agronomic options required during uncertain times.

For the second year running, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds will combine forces with AHDB Potatoes and provide evidence-based developments in agronomy.

Taking place on 5 to 6 December 2017 at Peterborough Arena, speakers will showcase how research is becoming more connected – from the lab to the field.

Tim Isaac, head of Knowledge Exchange for AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, said: “The power of partnerships is being recognised right across agriculture at the moment.

“This momentum is forging connections between those who traditionally conducted the research and those who traditionally used the results.

“The conference will look at the results such collaboration yields but it will also ask whether we need to do even more to protect the sustainability of our sector.”

The conference contains information on wider rotational issues, including a look at AHDB’s soil partnerships and the trials landscape, as well as crop-specific variety, nutrient, pest, weed and pathogen management solutions.

Led by a team of expert panelists, a debate will also take place to establish whether the UK’s approach to managing fungicide efficacy is fit for purpose.

Although both days have papers of relevance to arable rotations, the first day also includes papers targeted at potato production, whereas the second day also contains papers targeted at the production of cereals and oilseeds.

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.