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Webinar and presentation slides for project evaluation event, 28th July 2021

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

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

To view the webinar*, please visit: https://vimeo.com/642367095 

*Please note, the webinar took place on a particularly stormy day in Yorkshire, which did have impact on it’s quality with our AV supplier who was streaming the event on behalf  of the project team. However, the quality still allows you to understand the speakers. 

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

 

Webinar 2

 

Webinar 1

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Crop Health North Conference and Demo Day, June 2020

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The Crop Health North Conference and demonstration day will take place in June 2020 at Stockbridge Technology Centre. To register your interest in attending the event, please email: hollyj@yas.co.uk 

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DG AGRI Outlook Conference, 10th and 11th December 2019

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Dr Roma Gwynn spoke about Crop Health North and its results at the recent 2019 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference held on the 10th and 11th December in Brussels, Belgium. The fifth edition of the conference was opened by the Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Janusz Wojciechowski.

DG AGRI Outlook Conference 2019

The conference has become the key annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead. The conference is a key annual opportunity for European stakeholders to engage and discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges that lie ahead.

Discussion on day one involved high-level panellists and focused on sustainability from farm to fork. The second day started with a discussion on the impact of increasing societal demands on food prices. This was followed by a debate on the outlook for EU agricultural markets (crops, biofuels, specialised crops, meat and dairy).

Participants included EU institutions, governments and international organisations, those involved in the food supply chain, market experts, academics, think tanks and civil society.

You can hear Dr Roma Gwynn speak at the conference by following this link:

Starting at 02:18:00:

https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eu-agricultural-outlook-conference-10-12

You can find out more about the conference here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/2019-eu-agricultural-outlook-conference-2019-dec-10_en

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Crop growth at Cockle Park Farm – May 2019

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Currently low disease present and trial plots at growth stage 32. Biological applied twice due to low disease pressure with further applications planned going forward for general disease/crop health unless mildew or rust become an issue.

Crop growth images taken at Cockle Park farm this week:

Biological plots and IPM at Cockle Park farm (May 2019)

Conventional plots at Cockle Park farm (May 2019)

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Biosolutions Event, 9th May 2019

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In May, Crop Health North featured at the Centre for Crop Health and Protection’s key event on Agricultural BioSolutions hosted by Stockbridge Technology Centre in Selby.

The agricultural biosolution market has seen continual growth over the past few years for both biopesticides (plant protection products) and biostimulants (crop nutrition). However, there is still a need to optimise their use, particularly for arable crops. Major gaps exist in research relating to early stage discovery and screening of new candidates, large scale production, formulation and application. Developments with precision agriculture with decision support systems, pre-symptomatic detection and localised application are expected to improve their performance and cost effectiveness.

Addressing some of the key issues, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP), one of the four Centres for Agricultural Innovation, brought together leading scientists with state-of-the-art facilities, to help drive research and innovation, to transform crop systems.

Facilitated by operational group member, Dr Roma Gwynn, Crop Health North was cited as a good example of a farmer driven project.

To find out more about the Centre for Crop Health and Protection, please visit: https://chap-solutions.co.uk/

To find out about the projects underway at Stockbridge Technology Centre, please visit: http://www.stockbridgeonline.co.uk/

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CropTec Show 2018

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Prof Rob Edwards and Dr Roma Gwynn were among the speakers at this year’s CropTec Show 2018. The event was held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. Rob and Roma spoke to audience of 200 over the two day show. Their topic focussed on how biological products can help to strengthen a plants resistance to disease and pests as a result of the trials. In addition they focussed how much benefit do they provide; are they value for money and what about public perception? In conclusion, Rob and Roma shared two years of trial results comparing the effectiveness of synthetic and biological products on disease resistance, yield and quality for different wheat varieties.

You can see the presentation here: Biologicals for disease and pest control: a farmer-led case study

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Great Yorkshire Show – Will biocontrol’s work for arable farmers? 10th July 2018

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Dr Roma Gwynn, Biorationale and Prof Rob Edwards, University of Newcastle, led discussions at this year’s 160th Great Yorkshire Show, on whether biocontrol’s were the future for farmers, what was the perception of these bio-agents and would they would be cost effective for farmers to use. Discussions linked in the trials currently underway through Crop Health North.

To view the event E-Flyer, visit: Biocontrols E-Flyer

Group discussion with farmers.

 

 

Great Yorkshire Show – Will biocontrol’s work for arable farmers? 10th July 20182021-06-09T11:41:09+01:00
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