BASIS and NRoSO Points Available Webinar - 10th June - Getting More from Less - 08:00 to 08:45

Chaired by Karl Schneider, Editor of Farmers Weekly

With resistance to pesticides increasingly compromising control, this session explores new strategies to get ‘more from less’ in managing weeds, pests and disease.

• AHDB’s Paul Neve looks at smarter solutions for next generation crop protection and IPM in the arable rotation.
NIAB's Bill Clark says it’s time to ditch those high yielding ‘disease-prone’ varieties. A fungicide armoury that can no longer tackle resistance alongside a potential reduction of £60/ha in fungicide costs makes the case for choosing varieties that are more disease-hardy compelling.
John Hawkins, Dorset farmer, has adopted a low input regenerative farming approach which, alongside a water quality trial, is delivering significant economic and environmental benefits.
• Lise Jorgensen, Aarhus University provides an overview of Danish farming experiences in cutting back on pesticides



Karl Schneider

Karl Schneider, Editor and Publishing Director - Farmers Weekly

Paul Neve

Paul Neve, Head of Crop Health and IPM - Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board.

John Hawkins

John Hawkins, Farmer - Bagber Farms

Lise Nistrup Jørgensen

Lise Nistrup Jørgensen, Senior Scientist - Department of Agroecology Aarhus University

Bill Clark

Bill Clark, Technical Director - NIAB

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...