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Arable Scotland 2021 - 29 June

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Please join us on 29 June 2021 on the virtual platform Hopin

Arable Conversations, live Q&As and a virtual site to tour: pulling together expertise and knowledge for the arable industry

The challenges of the past couple of years have been very significant: everything from COVID-19 and Brexit to market uncertainty and weather extremes has tested the resilience of our arable production businesses. After a very successful virtual event in 2020, Arable Scotland is back in 2021 with a mix of specialists, scientists and industry stakeholders.

This year, the event will major on markets and current drivers, integrated pest management, sustainable crop rotations and reaching net-zero.

  1. Live stream events and topical Q and A sessions
  2. An interactive platform to visit virtual stalls and stands from the exhibition partners and demonstrators.

The programme includes:

10:00 am: Exhibitor booths open. Feel free to navigate your way round the booths. 

11:00 am: Opening and welcome video (Main Stage) – highlighting the latest research and featuring input from SEFARI, Hutton, SRUC, AHDB and the Farm Advisory Service.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Arable Conversations: Alternative Markets and New Cash Crops (Sessions Tab)– led by Chris Leslie (AHDB). Panellists: Robert Ramsay (SoilEssentials), James Webster (AHDB), Julian Bell (SRUC) and Wendy Russell (Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen)

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Arable Conversations: Integrated Pest Management - Deriving the Benefits (Sessions Tab) - led by Fiona Burnett (SRUC). Panellists: Caroline Drummond (LEAF), Andrew Moir (Arable Sector Climate Group) and David Howard (Hutchinsons).

2:00 - 4:00 pm: Exhibitor booths open. Feel free to navigate your way round the booths and talk to our exhibitors.

4:00 - 5:00 pm: Arable Conversations: Sustainable Rotations - Soils, Integrating Legumes, Cover Crops and Cash Crops (Sessions Tab) - led by Tracy Valentine (James Hutton Institute). Panellists: Pete Iannetta (James Hutton Institute), Ed Brown (Hutchinsons), Dick Neale (Hutchinsons), Christine Watson (SRUC) and Paul Hargreaves (SRUC).

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Arable Conversations: Net-Zero - Making Carbon Pay (Sessions Tab) - led by Ken Loades (SEFARI). Panellists: Alison Milne (Crafty Maltsters), Matt Ward (Hutchinsons), Matt Aitkenhead (James Hutton Institute) and David Aglen (Balbirnie Home Farms).

7.00pm - 7.05pm: Closing Video (Main Stage)

Delegates can take part in the Arable Conversations discussion by using the hashtag #ArableScotland on Twitter to submit questions during the sessions.

Five BASIS points will be available to delegates.

The core event partners are the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the James Hutton Institute.

The other key team members and sponsors are Hutchinsons, the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) and the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR).



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