16th May 2023, 10:00 to 17:00
HVB Workshop: How biotechnology can unlock higher value from UK break crops
Radisson Park Inn, York, North St, York YO1 6JF
Can your research add value to underutilised crops?
High value biorenewables have the potential to increase the diversity of UK agriculture by improving the economic viability of underutilised break crops. Through biotechnological innovations, we can not only create market opportunities for more sustainable products but improve biodiversity and crop resilience in UK farming.
Break crops are grown to break up continuous cereal cropping. The range of current break crops widely grown in the UK is limited, which leads to problems with weed, pest and disease control under current farming methods.
Following on from our UK Grown report, the HVB Network is holding a one day workshop to bring together experts from different areas of the value chain, seeding new collaborations and knowledge transfer, helping to steer funding and policy and identify challenges and opportunities in the field.
Join us to:
- promote your biotech innovations to stakeholders across the value chain
- learn about emerging innovations and research
- form new consortia through networking opportunities
- share insights on gaps to be addressed by funding or policy at round table discussions
If you are interested in attending this free, one-day, in-person event please register today as places are limited.
Deadline to register: 31st March 2023
We'd particularly like to hear from you if you'd like to present biotech research that could be applied to add value to a novel break crop.
10:00 Introducing the need for novel break crops including a summary of the UK grown report from Lukie Tolhurst and talks from a farming and agriculture perspective
11:00 Networking & refreshments
11:30 Opportunities for biotech to deliver high value from break crops including NIAB's Lydia Smith on multiplying products from under utilised crops and projects funded by the HVB Network
12:20 Updates from the BBSRC Seeding Awards
13:45 Offered talks
14:45 Round table discussion