WHEAt and barley Legacy for Breeding Improvement

NIAB Open Day 2015 – Cambridge – 23rd of June

NIAB, one of WHEALBI partner’s, is helding its annual open day in Cambridge the 23rd of June.

The theme of 2015 open day is : Farming in 2020 – are you ready?

Description of the program below and more informations on : https://www.niab.com

Event timetable

12pm • SCIENCE MARQUEE
REGISTRATION AND LUNCH

NIAB TAG Network membership and LabTest services
Improving crop production skills and knowledge with ARTIS training
Plant disease research and new diagnostic techniques, including the latest developments on yellow rust in wheat
Crowd-sourcing bread-making tests
Crop genetics and pre-breeding applied and translational research programmes
Glasshouse tours
From 12pm • FIELD DEMONSTRATION PLOTS

Combinable crop variety demonstration plots;
Wheat pre-breeding research, including superwheat, tetraploids and MAGIC wheat lines
Cereal fungicide programme options under tightened EU regulations
Agronomy research and advice on grassweeds, disease control, yield management and farming systems
Cover crops including crop choice, agronomy and management
Pre-breeding research on increasing wheat diversity and improving yields
The Hole Story – soil management, rotations, cultivations and fertility building
NIAB Innovation Farm – using crops to combat climate change and improve food security
1-2pm • SOPHI TAYLOR BUILDING

Agronomy seminars with NIAB TAG agronomists and researchers

5pm • CLOSE OF EVENT