ONE OF the first in-person agricultural events this year is being held by the James Hutton Institute on June 22.

The Linking Environment and Farming Technical Day will give farmers the opportunity to hear about the latest field trials and research on yield, pest control and sustainability.

The event is free and will be held at Balruddery Farm, Angus, between 10 am and 4:30 pm, offering the opportunity to walk round agricultural field plots and ask Hutton research teams about their work, its purpose and application, what they’ve found out so far and what it might mean for farming practices.

Some of the field plot topics include controlling water flows from farmland; malting quality winter barley; and integrated pest management for potato late blight.

Head of Fields, Farms and Glasshouses at the Institute, Euan Caldwell, said: “This year, the event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever with even more displays and practical demonstrations. Exhibits will show how utilising technology and implementing less conventional farming methods can help achieve sustainable and environmentally responsible farming practices on your own farm.”

Tickets for the event are free, but due to Covid regulations, pre-registration is essential. Book your place at Track and trace measures will be implemented on the day.