Plans progressing for 2016 Arable Conference

The UFU in partnership with CAFRE and the Ulster Arable Society (UAS) are currently progressing plans for the 2016 arable conference which will be held on Tuesday 12 January 2016 at CAFRE campus, Greenmount.

Although 2015 has been a challenging year for arable growers the harvest returned particularly good yields across the UK and Ireland. To explore what contributes to bumper yields the theme of this year’s conference “max yield from the field” will be focusing on important aspects of yield formation and nutrition across a number of crops and examining the link between yield and profitability.

The joint organisers of the 2016 Arable Conference are pleased to announce Chair of AHDB’s strategy board for Cereals & Oilseeds Paul Temple will be the conference keynote speaker.

The event will also see a further line up of diverse speakers’ brief attendees on current issues affecting the arable sector. Speakers will include: Robin Bolton, CAFRE, John Spink, Teagasc, Colin McGregor, Scotish Borders, Roger Sylvester Bradley, ADAS, Mark Tucker, YARA, Jake Freestone, Nuffield Scholar and Andy Doyle, Irish Farmers Journal.

Speaking ahead of the upcoming conference UFU seeds and cereals chairman, Allan Chambers said: “Having seen the line up for the conference I have no doubt that this will once again be a fantastic event.

“This year will see a truly brilliant and diverse range of speakers brief those in attendance on various topical issues including crop nutrition and yield formation. The Arable Conference will take place on Tuesday 12 January 2016 at Greenmount Campus, CAFRE.

“I would encourage all growers to attend this event. It not only offers up to date information from industry experts but also facilitates a question and answer session, allowing growers to speak directly with industry experts about issues affecting them.”

For further details see the UAS website at To pre-register for the event contact CAFRE technology admin on 028 9442 6770.