Thought Leadership – forging closer links with UK arable growers

As part of our commitment to working closely with farmers and to offer simple, but effective crop management advice, Adama UK invests heavily in its ‘Thought Leadership’ programme.

The purpose of this programme is simple: to meet regularly with a key group of forward-thinking farmers to discuss ways in which we, as an industry, can move the UK arable sector forwards.

Get involved and have your say

If you’d like to find out more, or if you’d like to get involved with the Thought Leadership programme, please call us on 01635 860 555, submit this form or contact us via Twitter @AdamaUK

To date, our discussions have covered the following areas:
  • Blackgrass management
  • Cover cropping
  • The regulatory environment
  • The economics of growing and marketing cereals
  • On-farm profitability
  • Yield enhancement
  • The use of social media in farming
  • Controlling SDHI resistance
  • Soil health & sustainable soil management
  • Brexit and beyond
At our most recent meeting in February 2017 our discussions were focused on:
Yield enhancement
Through our involvement with, and sponsorship of, the ADAS Yield Enhancement Network (YEN), we will be supporting 10 growers in this year’s YEN competition.
As a group, these 10 farmers will be following a bespoke crop protection programme which has been developed to offer the very best levels of protection against some of the key threats to overall yield potential: with applications planned for T0, T1, T1.5, T2, T3 and T4, our YEN growers will be doing all they can to eradicate disease threats from their crops.
We’ll be reporting back on how their crops have performed, so make sure to check back at the end of the season to see how successful our YEN growers have been in moving their crops closer towards their true yield potential.
Septoria management in wheat
With resistant strains of Septoria threatening the future efficacy of SDHI fungicides, and the curative effect of azoles also being eroded, our Thought Leadership group discussed the need for growers to use multi-site fungicides to protect and prolong the current Septoria armory.
The key message from our discussions was simple: protecting SDHIs and azoles is easy to achieve through the use of early season applications of a multi-site fungicide.  
For more information about Adama’s multi-site fungicides please visit our Septoria Management Hub where you can subscribe to receive up-to-the-minute agronomic and disease management advice direct to your inbox.
“Thanks for another interesting, informative and enjoyable Thought Leadership event today. The commitment from Adama in terms of supporting entry into YEN and in putting on the discussion events is very much appreciated and does add significantly to the overall experience of taking part in the YEN project.”  - Ian Holmes, Strawson Ltd Agronomist & Adama YEN Grower
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