OREGIN has an ongoing programme aimed at collating information relevant to R&D underpinning genetic improvement of oilseed rape (Brassica napus)
The stakeholder forum, chaired by Prof. Ian Bancroft, comprises breeders, sponsors, scientists and "end-users", who represent the substantial majority of UK's expertise relating to oilseed rape genetics and breeding.
The forum aims to promote the activities of OREGIN and elevate its profile.
Details of stakeholder meetings will be updated here so please check back.
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OREGIN Stakeholder's forum 2019
Methods and practices for integrated WOSR crop management
The winter oilseed rape (WOSR) sector has been under considerable strain, in the last few years, both in the UK and the continental Europe. Legislative changes in the use of agrochemicals, challenging climatic conditions and market pressures have led to significant reduction in the oilseed rape growing area threatening the future viability of the crop. Notwithstanding these difficulties, oilseed rape remains one of the most profitable arable crops and the main home-grown oil crop. Finding therefore, alternative approaches to managing the crop and ensuring its commercial viability in the face of adversity has been the priority of all the different stakeholders involved with WOSR. The 2019 annual DEFRA OREGIN stakeholder forum to take place on 26th November 2019 in PGRO, Great N Rd, Peterborough PE8 6HJ is entitled “Methods and practices for integrated WOSR crop management”. The aim of this year’s meeting is to canvas the views and learn from the experience of different stakeholder groups on alternative approaches to crop management, with emphasis on approaches that integrate genetics with seed and agronomic technologies and methods to mitigate biotic and abiotic stresses. The invited speakers represent different sectors of the crop production chain (seed distributors, agronomists, growers) as well as regulatory, consulting and academic organizations. We would like to hear your views, so the agenda offers ample opportunities to discuss the issues the crop is currently facing and propose possible ways forward.
26th November 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
PGRO, Great N Rd, Peterborough PE8 6HJ
The event will include four networking sessions, offering the stakeholders the opportunity for direct interactions.
The detailed agenda will be posted here shortly.
Keynote speaker: Stephen Beal, Blue Shed Consulting
Chair: Vasilis Gegas, Limagrain
Mark Nightingale, Elsoms
DEFRA, The REACH restriction process (representative TBC)
Chris Eglington, independent grower
Dhan Bhandari, AHDB
Sacha White, ADAS
Caroline Young, ADAS
Jon West, Rothamsted Research
Alison Nwokeoji, The University of Sheffield
Jessica Hughes, John Innes Centre
Lenka Havlickova, The University of York
OREGIN Management Meeting 2019
OREGIN Stakeholder forum 2018
15th November - Elsoms Seeds Ltd, Spalding
OREGIN Stakeholder forum 2016
31st October 2016 - Rothamsted Research
Special Stakeholder Meeting - "Future Planning for OREGIN"
4th February 2014 - University of Warwick, Wellesbourne Campus