Translating crop research from lab to field: N8 Crop Innovation Pipeline Workshop

2 May 2017 until 3 May 2017 -

Innovative approaches are required to improve crop performance, boost resilience and develop sustainable agricultural practices. This meeting is an opportunity for scientists from academia and industry and representatives from the farming community to present and discuss their latest research and ideas relating to translating and implementing plant biology research into crop improvement strategies. Delegates will have the opportunity to see the how the newly-upgraded facilities at the University’s Cockle Park can contribute to the N8 agri-food research programmes.

Venue: Newcastle Civic Centre and Cockle Park Farm.

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Themes will include:

  • crop resilience & productivity: plant growth & development; plant stress biology; crop protection; herbicide resistance; soil health; plant-microbe interactions
  • diagnostics: molecular tools; kits; mobile labs and on-site monitoring
  • precision agriculture: on-the-go crop/soil sensing systems, high throughput phenotyping, decision support
  • plant transformation: from novel plant production to field-scale trials
  • future challenges for the agricultural industry: herbicide resistance; climate change, profitability and sustainable intensification

    Confirmed Speakers:
    Chris Tapsell – Technical Director at KWS;
    James Mills – Advisor for NFU;
    Jon Knight – Head of Crop Health and Protection at AHDB;
    Ari Sadanandom – Director of DCCIT (Durham Centre for Crop Innovation Technology);

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