NIAB Cambridge Open Day 2019

June 25th, 2019 9:30 AM  
through   4:00 PM
NIAB Park Farm
Villa Road
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 342495

Join us in our Centenary year – celebrating 100 years since NIAB was founded as “an all-purpose scientific institution for agricultural botany, concerned with the education of persons looking to improve agricultural crops across the United Kingdom.”

NIAB has grown in size and remit since 1919, and continues to grow, taking its place as the UK’s fastest growing independent crop science organisation. The 2019 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, science exhibits and crop plot demonstrations. Plus take a look back at 100 years of plant breeding, varieties and crop science.


Please note that the Science & Agronomy Seminars are now FULL.
All registrations after 18 June 2019 will be added to the waiting list. 
If space becomes available we will notify you via email.


10.00am-12.00pm    Science and agronomy seminars
(Registration from 9.30am)

A morning of short technical seminars covering the latest innovation in crop genetics and breeding research, agronomy and soil management from NIAB senior scientists and specialists.

Spaces in the conference room are limited, available on a first come, first served basis. Unlimited places for field demo afternoon


12.00pm    Demonstration field opens

Demonstration plots
30-45 minute tours each of:

  • Winter wheat, winter barley and winter oat varieties
  • Winter oilseed rape varieties plus info on spring oilseeds and pulses
  • Wheat pre-breeding research, yellow rust and septoria disease resistance, and wheat fungicide programmes
  • Soil management, rotations, cultivations and fertility building
  • NIAB Innovation Farm – over 100 plots demonstrating the use of crops to combat climate change, utilise resources sustainably and improve food security and health and nutrition

Plus information on agronomy research and advice on grassweeds, disease control, yield management and farming systems including cover crops including crop choice, agronomy and management

Marquee exhibits

  • NIAB and NIAB EMR crop genetics and pre-breeding applied and translational research programmes
  • Impartial crop production information, advice and support with NIAB TAG Membership
  • Interactive and online agronomy tools, data services and precision farming techniques with NIAB Digital
  • 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


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