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Cereals in Practice 2016

Industry event
5 July 2016, 2.45-7.30pm, Free
at Saphock Farm, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0EY
for farmers, agronomists, industry and scientists
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Cereals in Practice is the annual showcase of variety trials and research organised by the James Hutton Institute, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) and the Scottish Society for Crop Research.

Aimed at farmers, agronomists, industry and scientists working with cereals, this event brings variety trials and current research together in one place providing a unique opportunity to discover and discuss the latest recommendations and developments in the cereals industry.

Cereals in Practice is a unique event, bringing variety trials and research together in one place. It combines the James Hutton Institute’s former cereals event, Cereal Solutions, with the SRUC Angus/Perthshire Agronomy Centre wheat and barley variety and management trials, to create a must-attend event for anyone interested in cereal farming and associated industries.

Join in the conversation before, during and after the event #CerealsInPractice


Field Demonstrations (optional guided tour takes in these plots)

  • Integrated Pest Management - what are the win:wins?
  • Where does all the N go? Lessons from studies of NUE in cereals
  • New Spring barley varieties: what attributes has breeding progress left behind?
  • Alternative crops and cropping

Other Displays and Dialogue (indoor and outdoor)

  • Integrated Pest Management Policy Plan
  • Blob's your Uncle: Visualising cereal pedigrees with helium
  • Loirston Trust Winter Wheat Challenge
  • Crop Clinic: pathogen and pest identification
  • International Barley Hub
  • Centre for Sustainable Cropping
  • Barley for Food and Drink
  • Drones and UAVs

2015 Field trials and demonstrations included Heritage barley collection, Varieties for 2015/2016, CAP Greening, Nitrogen use efficiency, Improving malt processibility, Spring barley fungicide trail, energy crop trials, an overview of the InnovOat project, and the Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.


Please note that programme timings and content may change in advance of the event at the discretion of the organisers.

2.30pm Registration

2.45pm Welcome and briefing

From 3pm onwards, visitors are welcome to visit the plots and indoor demos at their leisure for the rest of the afternoon. There is also an option of joining a guided tour of the outdoor plots at 3pm (approx 60 minutes).

4.00pm Hogroast

7.25pm SSCR prize draw for pre-registrations and completed feedback forms

7.30pm Event closes

Location - Saphock Farm, Oldmeldrum AB51 0EY

The event is being held at Saphock Farm which is located on the A920 between Oldmeldrum and Meikle Wartle. There will be a few event signs on the A920 - look out for these so you don't miss the turn off to Saphock Farm!


All visitors are encouraged to pre-register for this event so that we can order enough catering. Registrations are being made via EventBrite or you can contact us at the details below.


If you have any queries about the event, please contact Pam Cassidy, Events Co-ordinator, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA. Email:, Tel: 01382 568 751.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.