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Bringing open days and events online

The NIAB stand at the Cereals Event is known for providing the latest technical advice and research in variety choice, independent agronomy, soil and rotation management, crop genetics and data science.

Plot-based videos, webinars, downloadable guides, topic sheets and information posters
  • Variety demonstration plots – video footage from 32 established and candidate wheat varieties (treated and untreated), 24 winter oilseed rape varieties, and information on spring oilseed rape, linseed, peas and beans;
  • The Soil Pit – focusing on rotational choices and comparing above and below ground crop growth including linseed, naked oats, herbal leys and companion cropping;
  • Crop protection and nutrition advice including new fungicide chemistry, new strategies and a comparison of wheat fungicide options;
  • Research and information on rotations, cultivations, tillage and soil management, including a look at alternative break crops to oilseed rape;
  • Risk factors for weed control in oilseed rape and cereals – including blackgrass, rye brome and broad-leaved weeds;
  • Plant disease research and new diagnostic techniques
  • NIAB crop research; using new plant breeding tools and technologies to help shape the future of our crops, including nitrogen use efficiency. From GM to gene-editing, re-synthesis to MAGIC – our demonstration plots show how wheat breeding research, and the use of new techniques, is improving the yield, efficiency and resilience of global crop production.
NIAB at Cereals 2020 - an introduction to our tours

Technical Director Bill Clark showcases some of the plots that were planned for the NIAB stand at the 2020 Cereals Event site, with more detailed plot tours with demonstrators available by video on the Cereals Live and NIAB Virtual Event Hub websites

 

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Winter wheat disease control


Group 1 winter wheat variety choice - tour

Filmed at the Cereals Event site NIAB's cereals variety specialist Clare Leaman and technical director Bill Clark take a look at their choices for nabim group 1 winter wheat varieties for next season


Group 2 winter wheat variety choice - tour

Filmed at the Cereals Event site NIAB's cereals variety specialist Clare Leaman and technical director Bill Clark take a look at their choices for nabim group 2 winter wheat varieties for next season


Group 3 winter wheat variety choice - tour

Filmed at the Cereals Event site NIAB's cereals variety specialist Clare Leaman and technical director Bill Clark take a look at their choices for nabim group 3 winter wheat varieties for next season


Group 4 winter wheat variety choice - tour

Filmed at the Cereals Event site NIAB's cereals variety specialist Clare Leaman and technical director Bill Clark summarise their choices for nabim group 4 soft and hard feed winter wheat varieties for next season, finishing with Clare’s variety highlights across all groups.

Resources

Wheat production and climate change - poster
NIAB Technical Director Bill Clark and Head of Farming Systems Elizabeth Stockdale outline how improving and increasing crop production can help tackle climate change. Click and view/download our information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand.
 

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Disease management

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  • An introduction to Rustwatch - posters
Click to view/download our RustWatch information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand.


Winter wheat variety trials and Rustwatch (May 2020)

It is early May 2020 and NIAB Technical Director Bill Clark shows the early season growth and disease differences between NIAB's January drilled winter wheat variety trials at Cambridge and the October drilled 2020 Cereals Event site at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. He and cereal plant pathologist Lucy James also discuss the Rustwatch programme, of which NIAB is a partner.


Fungicide timings in wheat (May 2020)

It's May 2020 and Aoife O' Driscoll and Bill Clark take a look at the demonstration plots at the Cereals Event site near Duxford in Cambridgeshire in early/mid-May. They discuss fungicide timings and look at septoria and yellow rust.


Yellow rust and RustWatch - update (June 2020)

It's June 2020 and, as an update to the May introduction, NIAB's Technical Director Bill Clark talks about the challenge of yellow rust and how, via Rustwatch, international collaboration on surveillance and research into the disease is helping breeders and growers.


Fungicide interactions with Bill Clark (June 2020)

Filmed at the 2020 Cereals Event site NIAB Technical Director Bill Clark discusses current and future winter wheat fungicide options as part of NIAB's fungicide interactions trial

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Wheat fungicide options posters (June 2020)

Download our winter wheat fungicide information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand. This year NIAB's Technical Director Bill Clark has summarised new fungicides for 2020 and 2021, fungicide inputs versus yield potential and matching fungicides to varieties, based on published ratings, NIAB TAG trials and personal observations.


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Monitoring disease race changes - poster

Funded by AHDB and APHA, and managed by NIAB in Cambridge, the UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) has been monitoring cereal rusts and mildews in the UK for more than 50 years. It provides an early warning system to growers and plant breeders of new races of disease that could overcome current variety resistance, and underpins the AHDB Recommended List disease resistance ratings. NIAB pathology lead Dr Lucy James summarises the latest work and advice from UKCPVS.


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Disease diagnostics - poster

In the International Year of Plant Health - take a brief look at some of NIAB's pathogenomic research, with Dr Jane Thomas showcasing some of the new technologies used in understanding diseases. Click and view/download the information flyer, usually seen as a poster board at our open days and the Cereals Event stand.

 

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The Soil Pit

The 2020 NIAB Soil Pit was to focus on rotational choices with the crop plots along each side of the pit allowing a comparison of above and below ground crop growth. Visitors may not be able to step down into the soil hole this year, but Dr. Elizabeth Stockdale, the NIAB Farming Systems team and NIAB Innovation Farm’s Dr. Lydia Smith will be covering rotations and more in the videos and with supporting material.

Dr. Elizabeth Stockdale - Head of Farming Systems, NIAB

“Rotational decisions are often made with limited thought about the impact on soil,” says Dr. Stockdale. “Spring and autumn sown herbal leys allow growers to consider their rotational diversity options and we will also take a look at some crop alternatives to winter oilseed rape, including linseed, canary grass, naked oats and ahi-flower, and a companion cropping with spring beans.

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Soils and farming systems

NIAB is working closely with CFE and Agricology, to provide practical ways of enhancing soil biology, soil monitoring and making soils more resilient to extremes of weather with farmers, researchers and other industry specialists.


Soil health assessment - guide and video tour

NIAB's Dr Elizabeth Stockdale introduces the new ASDA Soil Health Assessment Guide, developed by NIAB and the University of Cambridge's Institute for Sustainability Leadership. The Guide is available here to download.

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Resources

Wheat production and climate change - posters


NIAB Technical Director Bill Clark and Head of Farming Systems Elizabeth Stockdale outline how improving and increasing crop production can help tackle climate change. Click and view/download our information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand.

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Controlled Traffic Farming - poster

NIAB's Head of Farming Systems Elizabeth Stockdale summarises the collective experience of Canadian farmers using controlled traffic farming. Click and view/download our information flyer, usually seen as a poster board around our open days and the Cereals Event stand.

Sign up to the UK's CTF Network, at only £90/year and managed by NIAB.

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Oilseed rape & break crops

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Oilseeds and pulses variety choice posters (May 2020)
Download our information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand. These are NIAB's analysis of varieties for maximising yield and spreading risk, based on published ratings and personal observations, in winter oilseed rape, spring oilseed rape and linseed, and pulses for the 2020/21. For the full datasets refer to the appropriate Recommended or Descriptive List.


Winter oilseed rape variety choice - flowering time tour

NIAB Break Crop Specialist Colin Peters talks through a selection of the winter oilseed crop varieties grown on our demo plots at the Cereals Event site near Duxford in Cambridgeshire. This video shows the plots at flowering time in late April 2020.


Winter oilseed rape variety choice - pod stage tour

NIAB break crop specialist Colin Peters is back at our demo plots at the Cereals Event site near Duxford in Cambridgeshire. Now that the plots are at pod development stage, up he talks through a selection of the winter oilseed crop varieties. This video shows the plots at in late May 2020.


CSFB monitoring & crop strategies

Dr Aoife O'Driscoll covers NIAB's work on monitoring the geographical spread and intensity of cabbage stem flea beetle in winter oilseed rape, whilst exploring strategies for improving crop establishment.


Companion cropping and its role in fighting flea beetle

Aoife O' Driscoll explains what five years of NIAB companion cropping field trials have shown, and where the research will go next.

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Download our information flyer, usually seen as a poster board around our open days and the Cereals Event stand. Dr Jane Thomas summarises current and future legume crop options for UK farmers

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Alternatives to winter oilseed rape (poster)

NIAB's Farming Systems team break down the decision-making behind finding an alternative break crop to winter oilseed rape. Click and view/download the information flyer, usually seen as a poster board at our open days and the Cereals Event stand.
 

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Weed management

Inter-row cultivations for black-grass control

Senior Trials Manager Will Smith talks us through an inter-row cultivation trial in spring barley during April 2020 at NIAB's National Black-Grass Centre in Cambridgeshire.


Grass weed management posters (June 2020)

Click and view/download our grass weed research and management information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand. This year NIAB grass weed specialist John Cussans and trials manager Will Smith have summarised NIAB TAG research and advice on optimising spring cropping for black-grass control, best practice on pre-emergence herbicide application, the growing threat of brome and the management of italian rye-grass.

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Seed certification and variety testing

Do you know your DUS from your VCU?


With facilities and expertise to test over 1,000 new varieties every year, discover the science and skills behind NIAB’s unique and long-established plant phenotyping and seed certification services. Click on the links below to download our information flyers, usually seen as poster boards around our open days and the Cereals Event stand.


 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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