BASIS Points Available Webinar - 11th June - Plant Breeding Innovations - 13:00 to 13:45

Syngenta UK

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Cereals Exhibitor

Chaired by Anthony John, Department of International Trade

This session explores the opportunity that plant breeding techniques such as gene editing and sequencing, alongside increasing collaboration between researchers and industry, offer in creating crops and varieties that are much fitter for a future that aims to be low in carbon and pesticide usage.
  • Kim Hammond-Kosack, Rothamsted Research reveals a bold new resilient world in which breeding technologies will deliver resistance to aphids, take-all, septoria and slugs in the future
  • James Brosnan, chair of the International Barley Hub, which is galvanising the research community and supply chain to address the big issues of resilience and climate change, talks about the innovations coming barley’s way
  • Cristobal Uauy gives an insight into CRISPR gene editing technology and how it can be used to produce new varieties with benefits to farming and the environment.
  • Rob Hiles, Syngenta looks at the potential benefits of hybrid wheats, which are getting closer to becoming a commercial reality.


Anthony John

Anthony John, Plant and Precision Agriculture Specialist - Department of International Trade

Prof Cristobal Uauy

Prof Cristobal Uauy, Group Leader, Wheat Geneticist-Department of Crop Genetics - John Innes Centre

Kim Hammond-Kosack

Kim Hammond-Kosack, Molecular Plant Pathologist Biointeractions and Crop Protection - Rothamsted

James Brosnan

James Brosnan, Research Director - International Barley Hub

Rob Hiles

Rob Hiles, Seed Business Sustainability Lead - Syngenta


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Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...