Setting the balance between profitable food production, responsible input use, enhancing soils, and the wider environment will differ on every farm. What should the first steps be? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not new, but taking a fresh look at adopting the principles on farm as part of continued development to ensure the farm stays profitable and in business for the long term while benefitting from reduced costs, stable yields, and environmental payments makes sense whatever way you look at it.
Here at the AHDB, we have various tools, independent research-based information, and services to guide an arable grower to the best decision for the farm and crop. From the most appropriate variety, crop nutrition plan, fungicide program and weed control strategy. All of which, of course, are interlinked like never before.
If you are looking to reduce soil movement, review the return on inputs, get more from your varieties and markets available, then call into the AHDB stand and talk to specialists for more information.
Disease Management with Catherine Harries
Pest and disease resistance of varieties is increasing in importance, and the AHDB Recommended Lists is a good place to find this information. This presentation will focus on how to get the best out of the RL for disease management.
Time: 10.30 – 11.00am
Supporting IPM decisions
During the session, Mark Ramsden (ADAS) will demonstrate the new IPM Decisions Platform, showcasing how it can be used to assess upcoming risks associated with pests in crops throughout Europe. We will also show how different locations and risk forecasts can be compared and how to find IPM Tools to manage pests as part of IPM Strategies.
Time: 13.30 – 14.00pm