Leading institutes to showcase bioscience in your field at Cereals 2016

07 June 2016

IBERS wins NIAB Cup at CEREALS 2015
IBERS wins NIAB Cup at CEREALS 2015

Scientists from Rothamsted Research, the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and the John Innes Centre (JIC) and will be on hand to showcase the latest in arable farming research. The three research institutes will together display their work to 25,000 arable farmers and agronomists at Stand 702 at the event on the 15th and 16th of June in Chrishall Grange, Cambridgeshire.

The exhibits will focus on bioscience in the field, and how industry uses the latest research to deliver benefits to agriculture, such as improved yields and better crops. Visitors will find out about innovative research underway at the institutes, which receive strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Blackgrass will be the focus of a breakfast meeting hosted at the stand on the 15th June between 8:30-9:30 am, where Dr Paul Neve (Rothamsted Research) will be discussing the latest approaches to control.

Visit Stand 702 to see plots and quiz the scientists. There you can see Rothamsted scientists present their work, including displays on:

Visitors to stand 702 can also learn about research at IBERS, particularly in the development of oats. Varieties of oats developed by IBERS account for 65 percent of all oats used in the UK each year, and scientists will be on hand to describe:

  • 100 years of oat breeding
    • Oat varieties grown today
    • Heritage oat varieties and landraces from across the world
    • Increasing the genetic diversity for oat breeding

Researchers from the John Innes at Stand 702 are growing a giant ‘living infographic’ of cereals showing how many plants are needed for the food that we eat and the effects that varying yield have on our ability to feed the world’s population. Visitors can then see the outputs of this research in action at partner stands across Cereals, with displays on

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Contacts

Dawn Havard
IBERS Communications
01970 628440 \ dbh@aber.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Carruthers
Rothamsted Research
+44 (0)1582 938 109 \ jonathan.carruthers@rothamsted.ac.uk

Dr Matina Tsalavouta
Rothamsted Research
+44 (0)1582 938 525