NIAB Cambridge Open Day

June 27th, 2017 10:00 AM  
through   4:30 PM


 

 

Free and open to all, the NIAB Cambridge Open Day offers expert independent advice and research on variety choice, plant breeding, crop agronomy, plant protection, soils and cultivations with a mix of seminars, exhibits and field and glasshouse demonstrations.

This year the focus is on innovation, demonstrating the impact of technology on crop management including the use of modelling tools, big data, crowd-sourcing and precision farming techniques, boosting farm productivity and gross margins. Understand how NIAB’s genetics and breeding research is increasing diversity and improving yields in wheat, alongside impartial advice on a range of policy and agronomy issues including variety choice, fungicide options and grassweed management.

New for 2017 the NIAB AgriTech showcase features new and emerging UK business entrepreneurs working with NIAB Ventures and the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub, at the forefront of agri-tech innovation and technology, research and commercial enterprise.

Download the programme here.

PROGRAMME


DEMONSTRATION PLOTS AND SCIENCE MARQUEE 
Open from 12pm. Last plot tour at 4pm
BBQ lunch and refreshments available
Location: NIAB Park Farm demonstration field (view map)

DEMONSTRATION PLOTS

  • Combinable crop varieties
  • Wheat pre-breeding research, including superwheat, tetraploids and MAGIC wheat lines
  • Agronomy research and advice on grassweeds, disease control, yield management and farming systems
  • Seed certification in practice
  • Cover crops including crop choice, agronomy and management
  • Soil management, rotations, cultivations and fertility building
  • NIAB Innovation Farm – using crops to combat climate change and improve food security.
  • NIAB Innovation Farm glasshouse tours from 12.30-1.30pm

SCIENCE MARQUEE

  • Introducing NIAB Digital, online data platform services including ActivSmart
  • Impartial crop production information, advice and support with NIAB TAG Membership
  • Improving crop production skills and knowledge with ARTIS training
  • NIAB LabTest analytical services
  • Plant disease research and new diagnostic techniques, including the latest developments on yellow rust in wheat
  • NIAB and NIAB EMR crop genetics and pre-breeding applied and translational research programmes

NIAB AGRITECH SHOWCASE
1.30-4.30pm
Location: NIAB's Sophi Taylor Building (view map)  


New for 2017 the NIAB AgriTech showcase features new and emerging UK business entrepreneurs working with NIAB Ventures and the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub, at the forefront of agri-tech innovation and technology, research and commercial enterprise.  For further information, click on the "Book Now" button above.



SCIENCE AND AGRONOMY SEMINARS - This event is full
10am-12pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Location: NIAB's Sophi Taylor Building (view map)

To be placed on the waiting list, please send us an email.  
We will let you know as soon as possible if a space becomes available.

A morning of short technical seminars covering the latest innovation in crop genetics and breeding research, precision farming, plant pathology and agronomy from NIAB senior scientists and specialists Alison Bentley, Robert Jackson, Jane Thomas, John Cussans and Bill Clark.

Booking is essential on a first come, first served basis due to limited places.

If you are interested in joining us for lunch on the demonstration field, kindly register for the demonstration plots and science marquee event above.

 


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