OSR Masters Live – Agenda

Morning agenda

08.30 – 09.15 Breakfast: Arrival for networking with experts and fellow OSR growers

09.15 – 09.35 Introduction to Lynchfield Corner Farm
Introduction to the farm with brief history and stats to provide people with some scene-setting as to the host farm
Philip Woods and agronomist Damian McAuley, Indigro Agronomy

09.35 – 09.45 Introduction to event and outline format for the day, Karl Schneider, Editor, Farmers Weekly

09.45 – 10.45 Background to project and introduction to case study farmers
OSR Masters farmers to introduce themselves, their farms and how they have been growing OSR in recent years (farm stats, soil, establishment techniques, machinery, results, etc.). There will be a particular focus on OSR establishment.
Chair: Karl Schneider; Farmers: David Lord, Sam Paske & Philip Woods

10.45 – 11.15 What makes a record OSR yield?
This harvest 2018, Lincs farmer Tim Lamyman broke his own record to achieve
a world record OSR yield of 7.01t/ha. What’s he doing differently and can this
practice be applied by other farmers to improve their yields?
Tim Lamyman, Lincolnshire farmer
20 min presentation, with 10 mins for questions

11.15 – 11.45 Networking Break

11.45 – 12.45 Question Time session: What’s the future for OSR growth in the UK?
Intro from speakers and discussion with panel of case study farmers and agronomist led by audience questions. Exploring: yield fluctuations and price volatility, chemistry loss, targets for breeding and agronomy impact of environmental conditions

Chair: Karl Schneider, Editorial Director, Farmers Weekly
Dr Sarah Kendall, Crop Physiology Consultant, ADAS UK Ltd.
Dr David Ellerton, Technical Development Director, Hutchinsons Ltd.
Owen Cligg, Trading Manager, United Oilseeds
1-hour discussion, questions open to audience with Sli.do interactive software

Afternoon agenda

12.45 – 15.00 Lunch & field-based discussion
Following lunch, delegates will be taken out in to the field to look at some trial plots on Lynchfield Corner Farm and facilitate a field-based discussion, led by experts. The plots will include some using Corteva’s product.

Damian McAuley, Lynchfield Corner Farm & Indigro agronomist
Corteva Agriscience representative
45 min lunch, then move locations for field-based discussion

15.00 – 15.55 Managing OSR pest, weed & disease control
Pest and weed control is a perennial challenge for OSR growers; inefficient and untimely control can incur expensive costs and ultimately yield reductions. So what can UK OSR growers do to understand the complex cycle and interactions of oil seed invertebrate pests, weed competition and disease – with the ultimate aim of reducing their impact and protecting yield?

John Cussans, Weed Biology Specialist, NIAB
Sacha White, Research Entomologist, ADAS
40 minutes with 15 mins questions

15.55 Closing remarks and departure