AHDB Milling Wheat Conference to showcase future opportunities

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Innovations and opportunities in growing high quality milling wheat will be explored at the AHDB Milling Wheat Conference.

The event, in association with nabim and incorporating the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Wheat Quality Award, will bring together industry experts to focus on “Achieving Excellence for the Market”.

Presentations will cover leading growers’ perspectives on optimal milling wheat production, the latest research into nutrition, varieties and agronomy, national and international markets along with post-Brexit opportunities and an insight into future consumer demand.

The conference builds on AHDB’s recommendations – published in its Horizon analysis of Post-Brexit prospects for UK grains – to take a whole-chain approach to driving competitiveness and productivity.

AHDB strategy director, Dr Martin Grantley-Smith, said: “AHDB knows that it is vital that UK farmers remain competitive and are well prepared to face future challenges. Working with our industry partners in milling, agronomy and exporting, we can support farmers to find and maximise opportunities for quality milling wheat and build resilience.”

The event is open to anyone with an interest in milling wheat and will also feature the presentation of the first YEN Wheat Quality Awards, run and managed by ADAS.

ADAS head of Crop Performance, Professor Roger Sylvester-Bradley, said: “These are the first YEN awards to formally recognise achievements in quality milling wheat. The nominees will be selected from entries to the 2017 YEN awards, with samples undergoing strict quality testing before bronze, silver, and gold awards are made.”

A full programme and booking details can be found at cereals.ahdb.org.uk/mwc.

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