The final programme has been confirmed for Arable Scotland, Scotland’s newest field event focussing on arable crops, which is moving to a virtual format this year.

In another new development, the event will run on The Farming Forum to make it even more accessible to attendees.

To attend Arable Scotland 2020 please visit on Thursday 2nd July to access the following the lives sessions, plus much more.

Content and live interactive sessions include:

10:00 am: Arable Scotland introductory videos from participants goes live on The Farming Forum website:

Videos highlighting what is new and key actions on alternative crops, sustainable future production systems and featuring input from SEFARI, Hutton, SRUC, AHDB and the Farm Advisory Service.

1:00 pm: Webinar for new entrants:

Annie McKee from the James Hutton Institute, drawing on input from the NEFERTITI Scottish Hub will host a webinar discussion on ‘New people, new pathways – routes into arable production and alternative crops’.

This webinar aims to share lessons from those who have established innovative and alternative arable enterprises with aspiring new entrants to arable production in Scotland, and beyond.

3.00 pm: Virtual tour goes live on The Farming Forum website:

A virtual tour of alternative crop trials, demonstration plots and research farms featuring SEFARI partners and giving a taste of what might have been seen at Arable Scotland if it had been possible to hold as a field event.

5:00 pm: Live stream Q and A – Meeting the challenges of net-zero

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6:30 pm: Live stream Q and A – Alternative markets and new products:

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8:00 pm: Live stream plant health Q and A:

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The virtual event will feature a suite of webinars, videos, articles and online resources. Visit for more details. Core event partners are AHDB, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the James Hutton Institute. Other key team members and sponsors are Hutchinsons, the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) and the Scottish Society for Crops Research (SSCR).