Arable field

Farmer And Agronomist Resources

ADAS provides tailored support packages and technical publications to farmers, agronomists, and to companies with interests in agronomy and cropping practice.

We deliver knowledge transfer services, produce publications, and have specialist speakers who attend meetings, workshops and conferences to provide expertise on a range of subjects.

We are also able to provide training on a 1:1 or group basis on a range of agricultural subjects. We provide a basic introduction to agriculture training for non-specialists (e.g. water companies) through to more detailed training on specialist topics. These topics include, but are not limited to: 

Our technical publications

We also produce crop-specific publications which are provided weekly during the growing season by email. These notes cover; what is happening in the field now; what to look out for; actions for the coming week, weed, pest and disease issues; plus other important current topics.

You can trust our technical publications are:

  • Impartial: ADAS is always impartial at all times and our publications reflect this.
  • Expert-led: all advice comes from our team of leading experts.
  • Farmer friendly: advice is condensed into action points.
  • One-stop-shop: all the advice you need is contained in one concise publication.
  • Up-to-the minute: most of the advice and guidance is written by our experts within two days of publication, meaning that current weather and conditions are always taken into account.

Crop Action  

For our weekly publication Crop Action, our expert team produce concise, tailored advice and guidance based on current weather conditions and crop growth stages.Crop Action cover

Areas covered in Crop Action include:

  • Weeds
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Crop Nutrition
  • Soil Management
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Farm Business Management
  • County-level weather data

 Example Crop Action issued from May 2018

Crop Action is available from £180+VAT per year. Contact Chloe Morgan to register.

Veg Notes 

Focuses on major field vegetable crops as well as specialist vegetable crops such as cucurbits, asparagus and sweetcorn at relevant times of the season. Cost on application.

Fruit Notes  

Focuses on top and soft fruit. Cost on application.

Pot and Bedding Notes

Cost on application.

Hardy Ornamental Notes 

Cost on application.

Other publications include

Technical Update  – Two publications / year; spring and summer – arable crops.  Detailed articles based on the latest research into pest, disease and weed management, crop physiology and other topical issues.

Environment Digest  – Six publications per year.  Brief publication documenting recent publications in the environmental field e.g. sustainable production, climate change, water resources, soils and nutrients and biodiversity.  Gives a brief summary of the publication and signposts to further information.

Defra/HGCA Crop development reports  – Monthly from February to June plus November.  Assessment of cereal and oilseed crop condition each month – main pest, disease and weed issues, growth stages and drilling progress.

AHDB Crop reports  – Issued weekly during cereal and oilseed harvest.  Harvest progress reports are also produced which include early quality and yield indications.

Pest, Disease and Weed Incidence reporting  – Annual report for CRD looking at the incidence of pests, disease and weeds across key arable and horticultural crops over the previous cropping year

Publication contacts

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