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SSCR Combinable and Energy Crops Winter Meeting 16 March 2017

Industry event
16 March 2017, 1:45pm to 4pm: Free or £15
at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA
for SSCR Members, the cereal industry and interested parties
Cereals (c) James Hutton Institute

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) Combinable and Energy Crops Sub-committee will hold its Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. The event is open to anyone in the cereals industry and other interested parties. BASIS points will be applied for and will be available to attendees on the day.

The theme for this year's meeting is "Alternative and Cover Crops"

Programme

13:15 Registration opens

13:45 Welcome by Dr Keith Dawson, Chairman SSCR Cereals Committee

13:50 Research Review Highlights: the benefits, practices and knowledge gaps associated with different   cover crop species - Ron Stobart, Head of Crop Research Communication, NIAB

14:20 Cover crop experiment at Balruddery: one and a half winters’ data - Blair McKenzie, James Hutton Institute

14:40 Imaging roots of cover crops - Glyn Bengough, James Hutton Institute

15:00 Coffee, tea and cakes

15:15 Green cover crops – integrating them into your farming system: An overview of practical learnings from across Scotland from formal trials and on farm delivery - Richard Barnes, Sales Manager, Kings

15:45 Cover Crops in Practice: A Farmer’s Experience - Doug Christie, Durie Farms

16:00 Wrap up

Attending

Please note that this meeting is free for SSCR members but there is a £15 attendance fee for non-members. Membership of SSCR costs £15 a year and there will be the opportunity to join at the meeting. Please register your interest in attending this meeting to:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751
Email: events@hutton.ac.uk


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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.