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Ways to master disease control in sugar beet will be top of the agenda at a special industry webinar this month. Hosted by BASF... How to master sugar beet disease control

Ways to master disease control in sugar beet will be top of the agenda at a special industry webinar this month.

Hosted by BASF in collaboration with British Sugar and the British Beet Research Association, the webinar will feature a presentation and topical advice by independent agronomist Craig Green.

Other speakers will include Mark Stevens (BBRO), Andrew Dear (British Sugar) and Iain Ford (BASF). The webinar is scheduled to take place on 14 June. BASIS points will be available for attendees. For details, visit www.bit.ly/BeetDisease.

Innovation Day

BBRO experts will also be present on 20 June at the Morley Innovation Day, which includes the AHDB Strategic Cereal Farm East Open Day Morley Farms, Deopham Road, Morley, Wymondham, NR18 9DF.

The day will showcase the latest arable advice and research from UK agribusinesses and research organisations. The free-to-attend event will feature a mix of field-based demonstrations and static exhibitions.

The BBRO team will be on hand to discuss topical issues of the season, including the latest information on virus yellows. Scientists from the John Innes Centre will also be attending the day to talk about tackling virus yellows disease.

Representatives from the NIAB Soils and Farming Systems team will be explaining their latest assessments and research findings on new diverse wheat lines managed using regenerative agricultural practices.

The AHDB will present research from AHDB Strategic Farm East, hosted by David Jones at the Morley Agricultural Foundation. Topics will include grass weed control, precision support for managing BDYV risk and better nutrient use efficiency.

AgroVista technical staff and agronomists will be available to discuss long term trials undertaken as part of Project Lamport – including soil health and cultural controls to reduce reliance on pesticides, particularly when managing blackgrass.