Oilseeds, Cereals
12th November 2021

The Limagrain Plant Breeding Hub at Croptec 2021

Croptec 2021 is a must-attend for anyone looking to make their farm business more efficient, productive, and ultimately more profitable

Already shaping up to be a great two days, the show is a must-attend for anyone looking to make their farm business more efficient, productive, and ultimately more profitable.

With a carefully curated roster of talks, from a diverse range of speakers, we’re offering a platform to industry professionals, whose experience lays at the forefront of innovation in British agriculture.

Wed 24th November, LG Plant Breeding Hub Speaker Programme

Join us on Wednesday 24th November at 10.20-10.55am to hear Limagrain UK’s Pulse Breeder, Will Pillinger talk about the latest developments in pulse breeding. He will explain how increasing pulse crop yields through plant breeding can potentially improve output and reduce risk on-farm.

At 12.00-12.25pm, Dr Emma Wallington of NIAB, will discuss what gene editing is and how this could be adopted in the UK.

Liam Wilkinson, Arable Technical Specialist at Limagrain UK concludes the Day 1 programme at 1.20-1.55pm with a presentation on trait focused oilseed breeding and how this forms the basis of IPM strategy when managing the crop.

Croptec 2021 LG Plant Breeding Hub Speakers

Thurs 25th November, LG Plant Breeding Hub Speaker Programme

On Thursday 25th November, we open our Day 2 programme at 10.20-10.55am with Farmacy Agronomist Charles Wright, who will be sharing his first-hand experience of the impact of varietal resistance on agronomic decision-making in a farm environment.

At 12.00-12.25pm, we will benefit from a farmers’ perspective with Jonny Hodgson, who will talk about the importance of plant breeding in a regenerative agricultural system.

We end the speaker programme for the day at 1.20-1.55pm with Limagrain UK Cereals Pathologist, Rachel Goddard. Rachel will go into detail on breeding diverse disease resistance in wheat and discuss what wheat breeders can do to stay one step ahead of pathogen evolution.

To view the full Seminar Programme for the Plant Breeding Hub click here.

Farm-led advice and a warm welcome

We aim to showcase the latest innovations in UK plant breeding at the LG Plant Breeding Hub. We are also keen to talk with growers about the challenges currently facing the industry, from climate change to price pressures. Our experts will be on hand throughout the day with farm ready advice and a wealth of both practical knowledge and technical insight.

It’s been 2 long years since the last Croptec event, and if the free resources are not enough to tempt you, we have tea and coffee on LG stand, PLUS a scratch card giveaway with a host of great prizes.

Get your FREE tickets today

If you’ve not already registered for free tickets, please put the dates in your diary and click here to do it now. We look forward to seeing you on the LG Plant Breeding Hub stand.

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