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Morley Innovation Day 2019

June 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location : Morley Business Centre, Deopham Road, Morley, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 9DF

The Morley Innovation Day, in Norfolk, showcases the latest arable advice and research from UK agri-businesses, manufacturers and research organisations at the forefront of agri-tech innovation and technology, research and commercial enterprise. Free to attend, the event features a mix of exhibits and field-based demonstrations that enable attendees to interact with leading industry experts.

A joint event from NIAB TAG and The Morley Agricultural Foundation, featuring AHDB Arable Connections, and working with Agrovista, BBRO, BASF, John Innes Centre and PGRO.



  • 9.45am Registration and farmyard exhibits open
  • 10.00am NIAB TAG field demonstration tours start
  • 12.00-1.30pm Lunch available
  • 2.00pm Final field tour starts
  • 4.00pm Event closes

IN THE FIELD – Cereals and soils with NIAB TAG

Tour groups start from the demonstration field at regular intervals from 10.00am through to 2pm. Allow two hours for full tour.

  • Winter wheat varieties – Clare Leaman and Ian Midgley
  • Winter and spring barley varieties and agronomy – Patrick Stephenson
  • Cereal disease management – Bill Clark
  • Soil management and rotations, including AHDB GREATsoils – Elizabeth Stockdale and Nathan Morris
  • Grassweed control – Andrew Watson
  • Oilseeds and pulse varieties – Simon Kightley

Exhibits also available in the field and in the farmyard include: MENTOR Project – NIAB TAG’s long-term experimental programme funded by TMAF, NIAB TAG Membership services – impartial information and on farm advice, NIAB LabTest, the British Crop Production Council and the British Society of Plant Breeders.


The Morley Agricultural Foundation
TMAF Trustees will be discussing recently funded projects, including the new Morley Clean Water Project; based at Morley Farms and aiming to ensure water leaving the farm is as clean as when it arrives.

AHDB Arable Connections
Bringing your levy-funded research to life. Pest specialist Charlotte Rowley will cover the latest research findings and tools to assist management of BYDV, CSFB, aphids and integrated pest management for the autumn ahead. Check out the chaff deck, a cultural control for harvest weed seed management, and hear how it has worked practically for farms in East Anglia. And collect the latest publications from AHDB and hear about the plans for the Monitor Farm programme for the coming winter season.

Providing performance information on the WOSR Invigor varieties compared to other varieties on the AHDB RL. These Invigor varieties are showing their selected traits of robust growth in autumn and spring and favourable oil content in the large plot WOSR demonstration trial, now in its second year, at Morley.

Showcasing results from a three year strip tillage sugar beet trial, a collaboration between Morley Farms and Agrovista. Also including companion planting in OSR with information drawn from trials at Morley and elsewhere, alongside application techniques to improve pesticide efficacy.

John Innes Centre
John Innes Centre (JIC) is an international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology based in Norwich. The Open Day will provide an opportunity to meet scientists and hear how JIC science is impacting upon crop breeding and farming including genetic and environmental influences on crop yield and strategies for pest management, particularly flea beetle research for integrated pest management and control potato scab using soil bacteria.

In striving for a perfect crop of peas and year on year consistency, pea agronomy needs to be addressed before a crop reaches maturity. The Pea YEN project highlights critical areas for attention throughout the season. PGRO will show how management decision and interventions, from establishment and nutrition during the growing season to pest control, can influence the final outcome of the crop.

Showcasing innovative detection and diagnosis techniques, in conjunction with modelling approaches, to assist growers in monitoring, predicting and being more proactive in sugar beet crop management. This ranges from ‘state of the art’ PCR technology in the lab, novel phenotype screening approaches to pest and disease resistance/tolerance to the aerial imagery of canopy characteristics, assessment of radiation use efficiency and crop modelling of field crop performance.

This open event is provided as part of the MENTOR initiative; NIAB TAG working with The Morley Agricultural Foundation and Morley Farms to deliver a unique and impartial agronomy focused training, research and education capability in East Anglia. Mentor hosts, promotes and delivers access to high quality collaborative demonstrations, education and research; targeting farmers, industry and students.

Phone: 01223 342495


June 20, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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