Wide range of Rothamsted projects on show

Cereals exhibitor 2009

Rothamsted Research will demonstrate current projects including work on pesticide resistance, non-chemical weed control, trap cropping, drought, take-all, nitrogen, RB209 and genetic control of grain shape and size.

Demonstration plots will cover:

  • Turnip yellows virus
  • The impact of climate change on oilseed rape diseases and yields
  • Cereal disease control without triazoles
  • Drought
  • Rhynchosporium secalis (leaf blotch) in barley
  • Trap cropping for oilseed rape crop protection
  • DEFRA’s new fertiliser manual RB209
  • Reducing nitrogen needs for wheat
  • The threat from grassweeds
  • Breeding for wheat grain shape and size
  • Septoria and Take-all

Other exhibits will include:

  • Keeping up with the high flyers (aphids)
  • Herbicide resistance in broadleaved weeds
  • Energy crops
  • ENDURE – the European Network for the Durable Exploitation of Crop Protection Strategies
  • Pesticide resistance
  • Secure harvest posters
  • BBSRC display
  • Information on the Rothamsted Research Association
  • Information on the Wheat Genetic Improvement Network