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Thorpe Wood

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Agronomists' Induction 2019

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October

Holiday Inn Peterborough West

This event has been developed with the support of AIC and AICC to help meet the training needs of new entrants to the agronomy industry by introducing them to relevant AHDB staff, services and information.

The conference is a two day programme.

Day One starting with lunch and networking at 12:00. There will be an evening networking dinner for you to attend if you are able to.

Day Two will start at 08:45 and will close with lunch at 12:30.

Workshop sessions
During registration you will have the opportunity to state your preferences (1-5) for the workshops taking place over the two day programme. You will be allocated to two workshops and will attend one per day. Please do not duplicate your preferences. We will endeavour to allocate everybody to their first preferences however it is subject to availability.

Workshop 1 – How to measure the impact of soil management practices using a soil health scorecard
Amanda Bennett, Resource Management Scientist (Soils), AHDB
• Soil biology and soil health, including tillage and cover cropping
• How to determine a healthy soil?
• What is the impact of a healthy soil on crop productivity?
• Developing an action plan of how to build resilient soils

Workshop 2 – How to plan the use of organic and inorganic fertilisers in arable agriculture
Sajjad Awan, Resource Management Scientist (Crop Nutrition and Precision Technology), AHDB
• Improve understanding of why and when mineral elements are efficiently utilised by the crops
• Using AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) to plan crop nutrient requirement
• Correctly plan and recommend use of key mineral elements (N and P)

Workshop 3 – How to integrate weed management through the rotation
Paul Gosling, Crop Protection Scientist (Weeds), AHDB
• Understand threat from and management of resistant weeds
• Appreciation of the reasons for weed control, and their evaluation
• Knowledge and understanding of methods available for weed prevention and control
• How we got it so wrong with black-grass and how to avoid the same with other weeds

Workshop 4 – RL: Behind closed doors - How to score cereal and oilseed diseases
Catherine Garman, Crop Health & Protection Scientist (Diseases), AHDB
• Delegates to have a better understanding of RL disease ratings and forecasting tools
• How to calculate disease ratings interactive session
• Understand more about how ratings are calculated and how to use them effectively
• Know what is available for them to use in the field and how to use them

Workshop 5 – How to implement integrated pest management for sustainable farming systems
Charlotte Rowley, Crop Protection Scientist (Pests), AHDB and Alice Midmer, Demonstration and Innovation Manager, LEAF
• Define and explain the importance and components of integrated pest management
• Factors involved in rotation decisions and variety choice
• Introduction to feeding methods and behaviour which will provide a basis for diagnosis of the causes of pest damage symptoms
• The factors that determine the occurrence of pest damage and its importance
• The methods available to prevent or control pest damage
• The important pests of specific crops: how to identify; anticipate and prevent the damage each may cause and select the most appropriate control measures or combination of measures
• Variety selection for pest management


PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for booking your own accommodation, if required. There are a limited amount of rooms held at a preferred rate at the conference venue (Holiday Inn Peterborough West). These are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis. Please call 01733 289988 and quote "AG-Induction-2019" to qualify for B&B rate of £130.00.

Other local hotels are;
Dragonfly Hotel Peterborough - Surya Hotels
Premier Inn Peterborough Ferry Meadows
Orton Hall Hotel and Spa
Peterborough Marriott Hotel

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