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Webinars

Welcome to our series of webinars and other activities highlighting our research:

Upcoming events

Bean seed fly meeting

Thursday, 5th January 2023, 10 am-12.30 pm - in Microsoft Teams.

The management of bean seed fly has been causing considerable concern for growers over the last few years. The main reason being the loss, or imminent loss, of the most effective management method of insecticidal seed treatments. Several organisations are working on the problem. The approaches investigated represent several components of a developing IPM strategy. More information and to register.

VeGIN (Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network) Stakeholder Event January 2023
Wednesday,18th January 2023, 10:30 am - 4 pm - in person and via Microsoft Teams
carrot plots

VeGIN is an interactive network of researchers and industry leaders, who work together to promote market delivery of improved vegetable varieties using sustainable production systems.

This stakeholder event provided updates on the progress made in the project over the past year, together with an international contribution and a speaker from the industry.

Agenda and signup page

HelianthNet - Sunflower Meeting

Tuesday, 13th December 2022, 10:30 am - 4 pm - in person at Wellesbourne

Image of sunflower in a field In consideration of the potential impact on UK agriculture and in particular crop rotations BBSRC are interested in establishing the requirements that such alternative crops might require. Sunflowers as illustrated by its success in other countries is considered a possibility. Our aim is to work with industrial partners across the supply chain to build a business case for sunflower as an alternative oilseed crop when grown in rotation with cereals, as well as to understand the barriers which currently prevent sunflower becoming a viable crop for wide scale use in the UK.

This event will seek inputs from across the supply chain to help determine what would be required to allow sunflowers to become a serious contender for crop rotations and what areas would benefit from research or development.

Agenda and signup page

Previous Events

Carrots - diseases, pests and genetic resources

Monday, 14th March, 10 am - 11 am - in Microsoft Teams

Carrot growers face a number of challenges in producing quality product. This webinar will cover our current research on cavity spot, aphids and virus before going on to consider how genetic diversity in carrots might be exploited.

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OnionBean seed fly meeting

Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 10 am-12 pm - in Microsoft Teams.

The management of bean seed fly has been causing considerable concern for growers over the last few years. The main reason being the loss, or imminent loss, of the most effective management method of insecticidal seed treatments. Several organisations are working on the problem including a meeting for growers and agronomists on 9th December 2020, where some of their recent activities were presented and discussed. The approaches investigated represent several components of a developing IPM strategy. More information and to register

VeGINVeGIN (Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network) Stakeholder Event January 2021

November 2021, 10:30 am - 4 pm - via Microsoft Teams

VeGIN is an interactive network of researchers and industry leaders, who work together to promote market delivery of improved vegetable varieties using sustainable production systems.

This stakeholder event provided updates on the progress made in the project over the past year, together with an international contribution and a speaker from the industry.

Webinar recording and meeting information

Lettuce DiversityThe title of our first webinar was 'Lettuce - diseases, pests and post-harvest quality' and is part of our Crop Pests and Disease theme.

Lettuce growers face a number of challenges in producing quality product. Major causes of loss of quality are pests and diseases in the field and post-harvest discolouration ('browning' and 'pinking') which is a major limitation to the shelf life of prepared salads.

Webinar recording

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