CHAP was established to make sure that the knowledge and insight from the UK’s science base is translated into benefits for farmers, growers and the food industry both at home and abroad. CHAP is unique in that it operates through collaboration between multiple strands of the sector.

CHAP – Farmers Day

October 25th at NAFIC, Sand Hutton, York – THIS IS A NEW DATE

CHAP (Crop Health and Protection), one of the 4 Government agri- tech Centres set up in 2015 is embarking on a programme of engagement with farmers, growers and other key industry players. This includes a series of seminars to explain what CHAP does, what we can do for you and, very importantly, to find out what your key priorities are, so that we can go back to our science base and develop solutions.

With this is mind, CHAP is hosting a workshop for farmers in Yorkshire and the North East at CHAP’s headquarters in Sand Hutton, near York on October 25th 2017.

We already have much to show you that will be of interest to you and which will help make your lives easier, your crops more productive and which will save time and money. This includes precision farming techniques, crop varietal performance evaluated to D.N.A  level, agri-diagnostics, testing for blackgrass in 10 minutes or for latent septoria in cereal crops. Over the summer, we have created a national weather monitoring service with 30 bespoke met stations to collect and report data relevant to the understanding and prediction of pest and disease risk. We also have 4 mobile laboratories which go straight into the field, avoiding the time consuming  task of taking samples to the laboratory and which can connect the farmer direct to the researcher.

During the course of the day we will be able to demonstrate some of these technologies so you can see for yourself how they work. You will also hear first-hand from a farmer who has been working with us and who has said, ‘ I can say I have not been disappointed with CHAP. There is a clear grasp of the challenges facing arable farmers and the solutions that are being established are not only mind-blowing, but also enable farmers and agronomists tackle some of the real- life day to day issues that we all have’.

After lunch, we will divide into smaller groups for a brainstorming session about your top priorities and these will later be presented to our science base so they can find answers to your questions.

If you are interested in attending  please contact Charlotte Milligan

Agenda for the Day

Industry day September 13th 2017

Brandon Hall Hotel, Brandon, Coventry CV8 3FW

The Industry day is part of this process. We want to learn more about your priorities, so that we can use our networks to find solutions.

At the end of the day we will create a number of projects, which we will challenge our science partners to come up with answers.

Agenda for the Day