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Arable Horizons - Building resilience into on-farm water management

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Farmers Weekly Arable Horizons

This year's Farmers Weekly Arable Horizons event, in association with Syngenta, addresses the hugely topical and increasingly complex issue of managing water resources - both drought shortages and flooding excess.

Hosted at the 4,000 hectare Euston Estate, the Building resilience into on-farm water management programme features the latest science and technology to help crops and growers to cope, along with the practical applications being instigated on the farm (pictured below), which includes over 2500 ha of in-hand farmed land.

 

Euston Estate drilling  

Syngenta Technical Manager, Dave King, will be presenting findings from the Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Farming Initiative relative to establishment systems and managing field conditions.

Arable Horizons 2019

Wednesday 4 December 10.00-16.00

Sapiston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Book your place here

A farm walk of Euston Estate will give attendees a look at some of the recent initiatives instigated by the business in relation to water use, and to discuss future prospects.

Euston Estate ploughing

Arable Horizons 2019 highlights include:

  • Up-to-date guidance on how to improve water use while benefitting the environment
  • Advice on how farmers can use potential solutions relating to water capture and variety choice
  • Expert insight into the opportunities and challenges water and agriculture
  • Insight into some of the recent projects at Euston Estate and discuss future prospects relating to water use
  • Discussion and networking with leading researchers, fellow farmers and spray operators

Farmers Weekly Editor, Karl Schneider, said: "UK agriculture istill requires a huge amount of water to produce the nation’s food. Moreover, whilst water shortages pose a challenge to UK growers – equally damaging are extreme weather events.

"This Arable Horizons will focus on what practical steps can be taken now to prepare for a less secure future in terms of our water resources." 

"From maximising establishment in tough conditions, to selection of robust varieties, to understanding the impact of water management on pests and disease pressures, it will provide a valuable insight and important solutions."

Euston Estate maize harvesting

Arable Horizons 2019

Wednesday 4 December 10.00-16.00

Sapiston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Book your place here