Programme

Gates open at 10am

After registering, you will be met by a member of the team who will take you on a short guided tour through our Core Zone plots. There will be four zones in total, forming a storyboard focussing on the importance of Spring Barley in Scottish arable production. These are research plots and will feature innovative breeding, quality crops for defined markets, innovative crop management and sustainable and heathy systems. These four core zones are supported by a number of demonstration and trial plots from commercial and research organisations which you are free to attend under your own steam.

In The Field

All plots will be staffed and sign-posted throughout the day for self-guided visits

Guided whistle-stop tours of core zone plots which highlight the main themes of the event on arrival

Self guided tours of innovation and research trial plots covering:

  • Recommended Lists
  • Intercropping
  • Crop Protection
  • Innovative Crop Management
  • Cover Crops
  • Precision Farming
  • Innovative Varietal Breeding
  • Healthy Soils
  • Novel Crops for Niche Markets
  • Water Resource Management
  • Crop Production

Displays, Dialogues and Demos

  • Outdoor Machinery
  • Magic Margins
  • "Arable Conversations"
  • Technical Updates and Best Practice
  • Guided Tours of the Centre for Sustainable Cropping (last tour departs 3pm) - Sponsored by SSCR
  • Major Project Updates
  • Centres of Expertise

"Arable Conversations"

These interactive sessions will be held at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm in the main marquee

Come along and ask our expert panel members the questions that matter to you, share your views and ideas and together we can explore solutions to the important issues facing the industry.

  • Future Markets: Getting a Gain from your Grain
  • New entrants to arable farming: opportunities and obstacles
  • How can the industry become more productive and profitable while still protecting our environment?
  • Is sustainable farming truly sustainable?

Details of Chairs and speakers will be published here shortly.