The NIAB stand at the Cereals Event is known for providing the latest technical advice and research in variety choice, independent agronomy, soil and rotation management, crop genetics and data science.
The full list of exhibits planned for 2021, which will now be covered by plot-based videos, webinars, downloadable guides, topic sheets and information posters, includes:
- variety demonstration plots - providing expert advice on winter wheat variety choice for 2021/22 with 32 established and new candidate varieties plus 16 winter oilseed rape varieties with information on variety choice for spring oilseed rape, linseed, peas and beans.
- advice on crop protection and nutrition including the latest information in new fungicide chemistry, new strategies and a comparison of wheat fungicide programme options;
- research and information on rotations, cultivations, tillage and soil management from NIAB specialists, including a look at alternative break crops to winter oilseed rape;
- understanding the risk factors for weed control in winter oilseed rape, winter wheat and spring cereals – including black-grass, rye brome and broad-leaved weeds;
- plant disease research and new diagnostic techniques
- NIAB crop research; using new plant breeding tools and technologies to help shape the future of our crops, including nitrogen use efficiency. From GM to gene-editing, re-synthesis to MAGIC – our demonstration plots show how wheat breeding research, and the use of new techniques, is improving the yield, efficiency and resilience of global crop production;
- discovering the science and skills behind NIAB’s unique and long-established plant phenotyping and seed certification services, testing over 1,000 new varieties every year;
- NIAB TAG Membership services including the latest crop production advice and farmer-led research, field days, agronomy trials results, unique regional variety information and weekly agronomy updates through the season.
93 Lawrence Weaver Road