Wednesday 28th July 2021, 14:00 – 15:00pm

To view the PowerPoint slide:  Crop health North PowerPoint July 2021

**Due to technical difficulties on the day the recording of the webinar has been re-edited and will be available shortly.**

Summary

Over recent years the industry has followed a route that may have its own failings either through resistance issues, loss of actives and changes in regulation.

Biological crop protection products, or bioprotection products, work in many ways, to strengthen the plant’s natural resistance but also as direct antagonists to fungal and bacterial diseases and against insects. These are relatively new to the UK cereals but likely to become widely available over the next few years.

This session aims to showcase the work of Crop Health North who have conducted farmer field trials to investigate the effectiveness of using biological crop protection products vs. conventional chemical pesticides for crop protection in wheat.

The session will cover:

  • Exploring different methods of crop protection practice
  • Hear results from our spring and winter wheat trials comparing the effectiveness of these products on different wheat varieties ‘ disease resistance, yield and quality over a 4-year period.
  • Explore next steps for the bioprotectants and their use on cereals in the future.

Who should attend?

  • Farmers
  • Agronomists
  • Industry partners

Chair

  • Prof Rob Edwards, Chair of the Farmer Scientist Network and Head of the School for Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Newcastle

Speakers

  • Richard Bramley, Chair of the National Farmers Union Environment Forum / Yorkshire arable farmer
  • Dave George, Specialist in Precision Agronomy, Newcastle University
  • James Standen, Farm Director, Newcastle University Farms. Newcastle University
  • Dr Roma Gwynn, Biopesticides Strategist, Biorationale
  • Tom King, Technical Manager, Eurofins
  • Stephanie Sunley, Project Manager, Stockbridge Technology Centre

 

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