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Arable Scotland 2022 - 5 July

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Arable Conversations and a site to tour: pulling together expertise and knowledge for the arable industry

Preparations for Arable Scotland 2022 are underway and we are looking forward to seeing you on the day!

The event starts at 10:00 am and finishes at 4.30 pm.

We will be hosting plot tours as well as the following Arable Conversations:

  • 10.30 am - Farming for Net-Zero and Biodiversity Enhancement: How can land managers improve biodiversity while reducing the carbon footprint– are there solutions that deliver both? Join researchers, farmers, and policy advisors with different experiences of agricultural interventions to evaluate where there are potential wins for climate, nature, and sustainability.
     
  • 12.00noon - Market Updates and Arable Choices: In this conversation, expert panellists will discuss the evidence available on global and local market and supply chain issues. Participants can discuss the impacts on future arable planning in Scotland and the choices to be made.
     
  • 1:30 pm - Carbon Calculators and the Journey to Net-Zero: Carbon calculators have their strengths and weaknesses but what will be important is that the different calculators provide comparable results for farmers. On the journey to net-zero, livestock emissions are regularly discussed while soil emissions of nitrous oxide are less so. The panel will be composed of farmers, agronomists, researchers, and policymakers to discuss the topic and the journey.
     
  • 3.00 pm - Capturing Carbon in Arable Systems: Panellists and the audience will discuss their experiences of applying some of the multiple approaches to sequestering carbon in Scotland's arable systems. Can a better understanding help in unlocking the multiple benefits?

The event is delivered in partnership by the James Hutton Institute, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with support from the Farm Advisory Service, SEFARI, Hutchinsons, the Scottish Society for Crop Research, Scottish Farmer and Agronomist and Arable Farmer magazine.

Exhibitors include Kings, Frontier Agriculture, Syngenta UK, Bayer CropScience, LG Seeds, Limagrain UK, Yara UK, SmartRural, Syngenta UK, HL Hutchinson, Rotam Europe, CPC2 Capital Park, Farming and Water Scotland, UPL, and Senova.

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