Third SolACE Stakeholder Event

At our third stakeholder event, we want to show you some of the innovations we are working on to reduce water and nutrient stress in crops and, most importantly, to receive your critical and valuable feedback and comments on these innovations.

Third SolACE Stakeholder Event: Key facts

  • Time: October 9, 2019, 2.30 to 4.30 pm
  • Venue: Malmaison Hotel, Dundee, Scotland https://www.malmaison.com/locations/dundee/
  • Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in reducing water and nutrient (N,P) stress in crops (particularly potatoes, durum wheat, bread wheat and tomatoes). We want to hear from farmers, advisers, agronomists, crop technologists, plant breeders, agricultural supply chain managers, agricultural researchers, agricultural policy experts, and others involved in the agricultural industry
  • Cost of attendance: Free!
  • Travel info: The closest train station is Dundee, which is just a few minute’s walk from the hotel. Parking is available at the nearby NCP Car Park in Overgate Shopping Centre, or at Nethergate Car Park, 33 Yaeman Shore.
  • Registration: If you would like to attend, please register your place on Google docs.
  • For more information: Contact Dr Niki Rust niki.rust@newcastle.ac.uk

About

The Third SoLACE Stakeholder Event will take place in October in Dundee, Scotland. The event is hosted by SoLACE partner James Hutton Institute.

At this event, we want to show you some of the innovations we are working on to reduce water and nutrient stress in crops and, most importantly, to receive your critical and valuable feedback and comments on these inoovations. We want our innovations and research to be as applicable and useful to end users as possible, so your input is vital. You will help shape this work.

This will be an interactive, engaging event where you will get to meet the researchers involved in SolACE, hear about progress on the innovations to date, and share your thoughts on what you think of them.

The 2-hour event will include approximately 6 short presentations from our researchers, each speaking about a different innovation. You will then have plenty of time to ask questions, provide comments and quiz them on the innovations.

Workshop discussion points and themes include:

  • Adapted genotypes and tillage practices to reduce nutrient input in agriculture – Sarah Symanczik, FiBL
  • Water and nutrient stress resilient tomato genotypes – Dani Zamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hybrids for potatoes – Michiel De Vries, Solynta
  • Biostimulants in tomato under stress – Ivan Visentin, Strigolab
  • Field application of microbial inoculants using DCM’s MINIGRAN® technology – Hervé Dupré de Boulois, DCM
  • Field training on new genotypes use and management techniques for tomato – Christos Karatzas, GAIA

How to get there

Travel info: The closest train station is Dundee, which is just a few minute’s walk from the hotel. Parking is available at the nearby NCP Car Park in Overgate Shopping Centre, or at Nethergate Car Park, 33 Yaeman Shore.