Arable Horizons

Building resilience into on-farm water management

4th December 2019

Honington & Sapiston Village Hall, Suffolk

At Arable Horizons – Building resilience into on-farm water management, we will focus on what practical steps can be taken now to prepare for a less secure future in terms of our water resources. From maximising establishment in tough conditions, and selection of robust varieties, to understanding the impact of water management on pests and disease pressures. Throughout the day we will also debate the measures necessary to return flooded land to agricultural use as soon as is practically possible and the decisions farmers can make to mitigate loss from late drilling.

Programme highlights will include:

Up-to-date guidance on how to improve water use while benefitting the environment
Advice on how farmers can use potential solutions relating to water capture and variety choice
Expert insight into the opportunities and challenges of water and agriculture
Insight into some of the recent projects at Euston Estate and discuss future prospects relating to water use

Previous lectures

Developments in crop breeding and genetics

The future for UK soil science

Robotics, automation and associated technologies

What next for biocontrol?

Exploiting climate change for UK farmers

Sprayer application in the UK