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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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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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Demonstration day at Stockbridge Technology Centre, 7th June 2018

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The wheat trial is looking good. Septoria still not an issue. Just trying to keep a hold on yellow rust on the biological plots with another Serenade spray earlier this week.

Attendees included farmers, agronomists, representation from Bayer and a group from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) in York.

 

Members of the operational group went to showcase the trials at the recent Stockbridge Technology Centre demonstration event, it was a great day for it!

 

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Crop Health North Conference, 23rd November 2017

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Crop Health North held a conference on Thursday 23rd November aimed to inspire farmers and agronomists to think differently about how biopesticides for wheat could have a role to play in the future.

The audience learnt why biopesticides have been used and what effect they have on the plant’s health. This was an opportunity to explore different methods of practice sharing ideas on how to develop the project further. Following the presentations explaining the spring wheat trail findings, the biological product that is being used and the trial design for next year’s winter wheat trials, the audience had an opportunity to participate in a round table discussion.

 

Themes included;

  • Can the project analysis conventional timings vs. optimum biological timings.
  • Can the project use spore capture technology to identify when spores land?
  • Can the project demonstrate financial viability?
  • Can the project access crop monitor farm data as a comparison?
  • Can the biological add value through nutrition uptake?
  • What is the perception of biologicals with farmers and the general public?

 

You can view the presentations here:

Crop Health North Overview by Prof Rob Edwards

IPM and Biopesticide use in Arable Crops by Dr Roma Gwynn

Trials Overview by Tom King

An Introduction to Bayer Biologicals by Tim Lacey

Tom talks through the spring wheat trials and plot designs for next year’s winter wheat.

 

You can view the E-Flyer here: Whats available for Broadacre

You can view the agenda of the conference here: Whats available for Broadacre_Agenda

Link to the right up in the Farmers Guardian here: Trials show biopesticide potential – News – Farmers Guardian (fginsight.com)

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Spring Wheat Demonstration Day, 4th July 2017

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 It was a rather wet and drizzly day for our Spring Wheat Demonstration Day in the North East. The event took place on Tuesday 4th July near Morpeth and was open to all who were interested to learn about the progress of the trials.

Prof Rob Edwards chaired the discussions and we heard from Tom King, Eurofins, who is leading on the trial site analysis at Cockle Park and Nafferton Farms. The event was NRoSO registered for professional development.

 

Observations from the samples

The Mulika examples look a lot dirtier – you can see the yellowish leaves. Due to the brighter and drier weather conditions this year, there has not been a great amount of disease. It will be useful to see the yield of the grain and the protein content and to make a visual comparison with Stockbridge Technology Centre  based further south. These samples have not been counted and were for observation purposes only. This may not necessarily be a negative. The vision of the trial is to see how plants can increase their natural defences. A plant may have yellow septoria, however, could  be a stronger variety as a whole and better equipped to fight off disease.

1, Left to right: Mulika variety Conventional, Conventional/Biological ( Integrated Pest management, IPM), Biological

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2, Trial Site, Cockle Park Farm, Morpeth

Trial site a Cockle Park Farm

3, Trial site a Cockle Park Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trial Site at Cockle Park Farm

4, Trial Site at Cockle Park Far

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Summary Notes for Spring Wheat Demonstration Day

Yorkshire Agricultural Society press release

E-Flyer for event

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