Scotland's premier arable event, featuring talks and trade stands focussing on knowledge and solutions for the arable industry.
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There will be plot tours as well as the following Arable Conversations:
- 10:00 am - Farming for net-zero and biodiversity enhancement: How can land managers improve biodiversity while reducing carbon – are there solutions that deliver both? Chaired by Colleen McCulloch (Soil Association Scotland) and featuring Cathy Hawes (James Hutton Institute), David Aglen (Balbirnie Farms), Doug Christie (Durie Farm) and John Kerr (Scottish Government).
- 12:00 pm - Market updates and arable choices: Panelists will discuss the evidence available on global and local market and supply chain issues, the impacts on future arable planning in Scotland and the choices to be made. Featuring Megan Hesketh (AHDB), Julian Bell (SAC Consulting), Julian South MAGB and Phil Burrell (Yara).
- 1.30 pm - Carbon calculators and the journey to net-zero: Carbon calculators have their strengths and weaknesses but what will be important is that different calculators provide comparable results for farmers. Chaired by Rachael Ramsey (SAC Consulting), featuring Lewis McKerrow (Hutchinsons), John Kerr (Scottish Government) and Madeline Giles (James Hutton Institute).
- 3:00 pm – Capturing carbon in arable systems: A discussion of experiences of multiple approaches to sequestering carbon in Scotland's arable systems and the current state of play. Can better understanding help in unlocking the multiple benefits? Chaired by Jon Foot (AHDB), and featuring Iona Hyde (Woodland Trust), Chris Leslie (farmer) and Jagadeesh Yeluripati (James Hutton Institute) alongside land managers and researchers.
This year’s demonstration plots will showcase the latest research and technological advances in arable cropping, including new crops, varieties and practices for improved biodiversity, soil health, and integrated pest management. Visitors will be able to take part in plot tours during the day and speak to representatives of the companies and research organisations present at the event.
Book your free place at Arable Scotland on the Visitor Registration page.
the James Hutton Institute, Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, DD2 5LL