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Saaten Union and AHDB Open Day featuring Arable Connections

July 4

Location : Saaten Union Trials Site, Cowlinge, Suffolk, CB8 9QA
10am-4pm

Join Saaten Union and AHDB at the Cowlinge trials site to see the Recommended List trials, demonstrations and discuss varieties, technical updates and the supply chain with the experts on hand.

There will be the opportunity to see the following crops and trials:

  • Winter Wheat Recommended List trials – untreated, farm input and high input trials, in addition to Saaten Union varieties
  • Winter Rye Descriptive List trials
  • Winter Triticale Descriptive List trials
  • Winter Wheat Quality Strips
  • Spring Wheat trials
  • Spring Barley trials
  • Spring Oat Recommended List demonstration

Demonstrators will be on hand to take you through the varieties and provide insight into their ratings and yield outlook for the year ahead. There will also be a chance to talk to representatives from the milling wheat and malting barley supply chain about the varieties that they will be looking for, for the coming season.

Technical guidance will also be available on a range of topics including IPM, BYDV, CSFB, soils, markets, Farmbench and business resilience.

Also in attendance at this event will be our partners from Red Tractor.

The Crop Health And Protection (CHAP) mobile laboratory will be attending this event to demonstrate in-field testing for target site and non-target site resistance to black-grass. The team will demonstrate the technology on the day and discuss how the technology could be used for other types of testing, for example resistance in other areas of crop protection (insecticides/fungicides) and pathogen detection.

Attendees are encourage to bring along samples of black-grass from their farms for testing either during the event or soon afterwards.

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