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Spotlight on ‘partnership power’ at the 2017 Agronomists’ Conference

26 September 2017

The 2017 AHDB Agronomists’ Conference will look to strengthen the UK’s ‘partnership culture’ to deliver the flexible agronomic options required during uncertain times.

For the second year running, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds will combine forces with AHDB Potatoes and provide evidence-based developments in agronomy.

Taking place on 5 to 6 December 2017 at Peterborough Arena, speakers will showcase how research is becoming more connected – from the lab to the field.

Connection culture

Tim Isaac, Head of Knowledge Exchange for AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, said: “The power of partnerships is being recognised right across agriculture at the moment.

“This momentum is forging connections between those who traditionally conducted the research and those who traditionally used the results.

“The conference will look at the results such collaboration yields but it will also ask whether we need to do even more to protect the sustainability of our sector.”

The conference includes information on wider rotational issues, including a look at AHDB’s soil partnerships and the trials landscape, as well as crop-specific variety, nutrient, pest, weed and pathogen management solutions.

Led by a team of expert panelists, a debate will also take place to establish whether the UK’s approach to managing fungicide efficacy is fit for purpose.

Although both days include papers of relevance to arable rotations, the first day also includes papers targeted at potato production, whereas the second day also contains papers targeted at the production of cereals and oilseeds.

The full programme will be published in October.

Pricing and booking information

One-day ticket = £45+VAT

Two-day ticket = £80+VAT

Ticket prices include lunch(es), refreshments and the conference papers.

AHDB also plans to livestream the event over YouTube. BASIS and NRoSO points have also been applied for.

To book a place or for further event information, visit: or

Notes to editors

There are a limited number of free places for the agricultural press. To secure your free tickets, please register with Sammy Summers:

High resolution images from the 2016 event can be accessed via the 16 December 2016 news release.

For further information, contact Jason Pole, AHDB Marketing and Communications Manager (Cereals & Oilseeds), on 024 7647 8719 or

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