Welcome to Arable Scotland

Arable Scotland

2 July 2019

Balruddery Farm, James Hutton Institute, Dundee

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Arable Scotland is a brand-new event for Scotland where the industry can view, share and explore the new innovations that will drive the markets and the future sustainability of Scottish arable production. Free to attend, the event features a whistle-stop tour of a core set of field plots alongside a mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits, field-based demonstrations and trials, tours of the Centre for Sustainable Cropping Platform and "Arable Conversations".

Zone 1: Innovative breeding - Core zone demo of IMPROMALT lines and spring barley landraces. New breeding tools and resources targeting real needs

Zone 2: Quality crops for defined markets - Core zone of four popular or new varietal offerings. Up and coming or niche varieties and linked market information

Zone 3: Innovative crop management - Core zone demo of differentially managed plots. Promoting crop protection options and other agronomy / precision solutions

Zone 4: Sustainable and healthy systems - Core zone demo of spring barley/legume mixes, bird/bee-friendly seed mixes. Promoting diversification, intercropping, rotations and soil health

This will be a high profile and collaborative event and we’re delighted to have secured input from a number of high profile commercial and research organisations who will help us to deliver an event which will meet the increasing and ever-changing needs of Scottish arable production. Please visit the Exhibitors page for details. Demo plots and indoor space booking is now closed although there are still other opportunities to become involved.

You can have a chat with any of the planning committee:

  • Fiona Burnett, Head of Crops & Soils Research Group, SRUC
  • Adrian Newton, Cereal Pathologist, James Hutton Institute
  • Andy Evans, Applied Practice Team Leader Crop & Soil Systems, SRUC
  • Claire Hodge, Senior KE Manager (Scotland) Arable, AHDB
  • Ken Loades, Soils and Crops Sector Leader, SEFARI
  • Euan Caldwell, Head of Farms, Fields and Glasshouses, James Hutton Institute
  • Pam Cassidy, Event Coordinator, James Hutton Institute