Strategic Cereal Farm Week 2020

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Join us for Strategic Cereal Farm Week 2020!
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This year AHDB’s Strategic Farm Week will be delivered direct to your farm office. Watch from there, from your tractor cab or listen whilst crop walking and get involved.

We have brought together the research taking place on our Strategic Farms with our hosts, researchers and key experts from across the industry for a week of practical discussions, technical information and resources.

Join in with the webinars that interest you on Tuesday or Thursday, download our ‘how to’ resources for use on your own farm, watch the video updates to hear about the latest findings on our field-scale trials or listen to the podcast special.

Please see the information in the threads below for details of the events taking place during Strategic Farm Week 2020 and sign up to get involved.

All of the webinars and resources will be recorded and available to watch back after the events. Please register now for the ones that you are interested in to receive the links to attend.

All information, links and registration details can be found at: ahdb.org.uk/sfweek2020
 

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MONDAY 1 JUNE – What’s happening on the Strategic Farms?

Watch videos with our Strategic Farmers – Brian Barker, East and Rob Fox, West – along with the researchers, ADAS, to hear the latest on the on-farm trials, results and research happening on these farms for harvest 2020.

Hear from our new Strategic Farmer for Scotland, David Aglen, with an introductory video to his farm business.

Find them on social media or online at ahdb.org.uk/sfweek2020.
 

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TUESDAY 2 JUNE – How to webinars

Join our webinars on the topics that interest you below....

09:00 – 10:30 How to monitor crop development and disease
  • Brian Barker, AHDB Strategic Farm East host
  • Catherine Harries, AHDB Crop Health and Protection Scientist for Diseases
  • How to disease score your crops and assess crop development through the season
  • Matching inputs to potential through the season and maximising yield
  • Using plant, shoot, tiller and ear counts as the crop develops alongside the AHDB Wheat Growth Guide benchmarks to manage inputs to reflect yield potential
12:00 – 13:30 How to monitor for key pests and beneficials
  • Rob Fox, AHDB Strategic Farm West host
  • Mark Ramsden, ADAS Crop Scientist
  • How to set up, monitor, analyse and use the information from your pitfall traps. and sticky traps on-farm to best use this summer and autumn
  • Considering aphids, cabbage stem flea beetle, slugs and their natural enemies on your farm
19:00 – 20:30 How to decide when to lower inputs
  • David Aglen, AHDB Strategic Farm Scotland host
  • Brian Barker, AHDB Strategic Farm East host
  • Simon Cowell, Soil Farmer of the Year 2018
  • Tim Parton, Soil Farmer of the Year 2017
  • How to use the five principles of regenerative agriculture
  • Open dialogue between you and the panel around soil and plant health
  • Finding practical solutions to producing nutritionally dense food whilst increasing soil organic matter and carbon sequestration and ultimately reducing reliance on plant protection products
Join the discussion, ask your questions, take away the how to resources to do this for your farm business and hear what the Strategic Farms are doing to use this research in their on-farm trials.

Follow the links on the titles to register or click through via: ahdb.org.uk/sfweek2020 to register your details and receive the link to join the webinar.

All of the webinars will be recorded and shared after the event to watch at your convenience if you would like to catch up or watch back.
 

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WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE

Download our Strategic Farm week podcast special. This features our three Strategic Farmers and hosted by Paul Temple, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds Board Chair, as they talk through how the Strategic Farms work and the what they have got out of being involved so far, as well as how you can take part. Download and listen direct from the house, car, tractor or sprayer.

Read the details of the Strategic Farm research from the handouts, including costings and explore our webpages with all the details from the Strategic Farms. See all the links at: ahdb.org.uk/sfweek2020
 

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THURSDAY 4 JUNE – Masterclass webinars

Join our webinars on the topics that interest you below...

09:00 – 10:30 Crop establishment considerations

  • Rob Fox, AHDB Strategic Farm West
  • Jane Rickson, Cranfield University
  • Emily Pope, AHDB Senior Knowledge Transfer Manager
  • Choosing an establishment system to suit your farm conditions as well as withstanding possible extreme weather conditions
  • Review of the Strategic Farm West cultivations trials
  • How agriculture can address global and local soil management challenges
  • Applying soil management research into practice on your own farm

12:00 – 13:30 Soil structure and earthworm assessments masterclass

  • David Aglen, AHDB Strategic Farm Scotland host
  • Anne Bhogal, ADAS Soil Scientist
  • Assessing your soil structure: how to do a VESS assessment
  • Counting your earthworm numbers across the farm
  • A hands-on guide to what is needed in-field and a forum to ask your questions
19:00 – 20:30 Mole drainage and soil loosening masterclass

  • Brian Barker, AHDB Strategic Farm East host
  • Philip Wright, Independent soils expert
  • Harry Henderson, AHDB Technical Knowledge Exchange Manager
  • Optimising soil to get the right channels in place for roots and water
  • Practical tips and considerations on what to look for in-field when considering soil loosening
  • How to get mole drainage and soil loosening right this autumn on your farm, considering last winter’s rainfall and the current dry weather
Join the discussion, ask your questions, take away the how to resources to do this for your farm business and hear what the Strategic Farms are doing to use this research in their on-farm trials.

Follow the links on the titles to register or click through via: ahdb.org.uk/sfweek2020 to register your details and receive the link to join the webinar.

All of the webinars will be recorded and shared after the event to watch at your convenience if you would like to catch up or watch back.
 

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FRIDAY 5 JUNE

Download your copy of the key how to resources from the week from the Strategic Farm Week website or from social media.

Watch our Strategic Farm Week closing video from Martin Grantley-Smith, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds Sector Strategy Director.
 

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All of the content is FREE to all during the week.

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available by attending the webinars.

Look forward to you getting involved at Strategic Farm Week!
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my colleagues will be answering your questions about our work including the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Farming in Protected Landscapes, and our test and trials.



We’ll try to answer at least 15 of your top voted questions, so please vote on the questions you’d most like me to answer.



You can read more about our Future Farming policy on our blog.



I’ve answered some of your questions previously: you can watch the videos on...
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