OSR Masters Live – Agenda

Morning agenda

08.30 – 09.00 Breakfast: Arrival and networking with experts and fellow OSR growers

09.00 – 09.15 Introduction to Sophi Taylor Centre
Introduction to NIAB Park Farm with brief history and stats to provide people with some scene-setting as to the host farm

09.15 – 09.30 Introduction to event/project and outline format for the day,
Karl Schneider, Editor, Farmers Weekly

09.30 – 10.30 Establishment pests: the key to controlling CSFB and slugs

10.30 – 11.00 Networking Break

11.00 – 12.00 Variety choice and companion cropping
Looking at the potential of trap cropping and sacrificial cropping alongside companion cropping

12.00 – 12.30 Corteva session

Afternoon agenda

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch & field-based discussion
Following lunch, delegates will be taken out to the field to look at some trial plots/tour of research centre to facilitate a field based discussion, led by experts. The plots will include some using Corteva’s product.

13.45 – 14.45 Question Time: Balancing the risk and reward of growing OSR
Intro from speakers and discussion with panel of case study farmers, experts and agronomist led by audience questions. Exploring: yield fluctuations and chemistry loss, targets for breeding and agronomy and impact environmental conditions.

14.45 – 15:30 OSR Agronomy

15:30 Closing remarks and departure

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