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The Roadshows travelled through the major pulse growing regions in late January and continued PGRO’s association with Syngenta to bring the latest research and agronomy advice to growers, agronomists and all involved with the crop.
Each event started with a market overview from Roger Vickers, PGRO Chief Executive.  He was followed by two Syngenta specialists – Simon Jackson presented a review of the 2017 season and trials, and Max Newbert focused on the issue of sustainability and the future of Insecticides.

The next paper was from Brian O'Loinsigh of Nottingham University who presented his research on Aphanomyces root rot and the growing threat of the disease to pea yields.

The final two presentations were from PGRO technical experts with Jim Scrimshaw outlining the role of biostimulants and Stephen Belcher examining the influence of bean row widths and density on yield.

Stephen also introduced the recently-launched PGRO APP which provides up to date technical backup as well as the Recommended List variety guides and a new interactive pest and disease reporting tool via smartphone or tablet.

The links below will open up each of the 6 presentations from the 2018 PGRO/SYNGENTA Roadshows.

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1. Market overview: Roger Vickers, PGRO

2. 2017 Season and trials review: Simon Jackson, Syngenta UK Ltd

3. Sustainability and the future of insecticides: Max Newbert, Syngenta UK Ltd

4. Aphanomyces and yield decline in peas: Brian O'Loinsigh, Nottingham University

5. The Role of biostimulants - an overview: Jim Scrimshaw, PGRO

6. Bean row widths / PGRO APP: Steve Belcher, PGRO