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.
And new for 2017 the NIAB Ventures Exhibit showcases new and emerging UK business entrepreneurs at the forefront of agri-tech innovation and technology, research and commercial enterprise.
SCIENCE AND AGRONOMY SEMINARS
10am-12pm (Registration from 9.30am)
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, Tom Wood, John Cussans and Bill Clark. Booking is essential on a first come, first served basis due to limited places.
NIAB VENTURES EXHIBITION
An opportunity to meet new and emerging UK agri-tech SME companies, with stands, interactive exhibits and posters on the technology that could influence farm businesses in the near future.
Open from 12pm. Last plot tour at 4pm