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2017 Combinable and Energy Crops Winter Meeting

The Scottish Society for Crop Research (SSCR) is holding their Combinable and Energy Crops Winter Meeting at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie on 16 March 2017. The event is open to anyone in the cereals industry and other interested parties. BASIS and NRoSO points have been applied for and will be available to attendees on the day.


13:15      Registration opens

13:45      Welcome by Dr Keith Dawson, Chairman SSCR Cereals Committee

13:50      Research Review Highlights: the benefits, practices and knowledge gaps associated with different cover crop species - Ron Stobart, Head of Crop Research Communication, NIAB

14:20      Cover crop experiment at Balruddery: one and a half winters’ data - Blair McKenzie, James Hutton Institute

14:40      Imaging roots of cover crops - Glyn Bengough, James Hutton Institute

15:00      Coffee, tea and cakes

15:15      Green cover crops – integrating them into your farming system: An overview of practical learnings from across Scotland from formal trials and on farm delivery - Richard Barnes, Sales Manager, Kings

15:45      Cover Crops in Practice: A Farmer’s Experience - Doug Christie, Durie Farms

16:00      Wrap up


Spaces at this event are limited and attendees are requested to pre-register so that sufficient catering can be provided.

There is an attendance fee of £15 for non-SSCR members, payable on the day. These visitors are being encouraged to join the Society for the annual fee of £15.

For more information or to register to attend the event, please contact:

Pam Cassidy
Events Co-ordinator
The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Tel: 01382 568 751
Email: events@hutton.ac.uk