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Sustainable Crop Health

11 Jun 2020

Chaired by Christopher Horne, Department of International Trade

This session explores the new technologies in crop disease and fertiliser management including smart tools, new products and techniques. 

  • Dr Chris Hartfield, NFU introduces the NFU’s Plant Health Strategy
  • Fraser Black, CHAP CEO provides an update on Crop Pro, a smart support decision tool, which matches local growth stage to pest and disease risks – and provides spray window forecasts using bespoke weather monitoring
  • Fiona Burnett from SRUC explores sustainable solutions and research into sustainable disease control. 
  • Chris Gamble, Olmix looks at the benefits of biostimulants and how they should form a more routine part of the crop health armoury to boost crop resilience.
  • Natalie Wood, Yara provides evidence-based nutrient decision making to get more from your soils and crops.
  • Angela de Manzanos Guinot: Fungi Alert is a new soil health sensor that identifies what pathogens are present in the soil - a critical starting point to creating healthy soils and healthy crops



Chris Horne - Department of International Trade
Fiona Burnett, Professor of Applied Plant Pathology and Head of Knowledge Exchange - Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
Natalie Wood, Country Arable Agronomist - Yara UK and Ireland
Dr Chris Hartfield, Senior regulatory affairs adviser - NFU
Fraser Black, CEO - CHAP
Chris Gamble - Olmix
Angela de Manzanos Guinot, CTO & Cofounder - FungiAlert




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