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Latest research on show at cereals event

Barley field at Cereals in Practice 2015 (c) James Hutton Institute
"Now in its eighth year and for only the second time in Aberdeenshire, the free event is an opportunity for arable farmers, businesses and industry with an interest in cereals to take advantage of the latest scientific research and technologies.

Cereals industry representatives, farmers, agronomists and scientists from all over Scotland and beyond are expected to descend on Saphock Farm near Oldmeldrum next week (Tuesday 5th July, 2.30 to 7.30pm) to take part in Cereals in Practice 2016, the annual showcase of variety trials and research organised by the James Hutton Institute, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR).

Now in its eighth year and for only the second time in Aberdeenshire, the free event is an opportunity for arable farmers, businesses and industry with an interest in cereals to take advantage of the latest scientific research and technologies. It brings together messages arising from Scottish Government funded work on sustainable cereal production.

Field trials and demonstrations will focus on integrated pest management, processability, nitrogen use efficiency and alternative crops and cropping. Exhibits from the James Hutton Institute, SRUC, SSCR and AHDB will cover subjects such as pathogen and pest identification, Integrated Pest Management Policy Plan, UAVs and drones, sustainable cropping, barley for food and drink and the International Barley Hub project.

The James Hutton Institute and SRUC would like to thank RESAS and AHDB for funding research and trials and SSCR for sponsoring the event. To register for the event please email events@hutton.ac.uk.

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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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.