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    Research

    AHDB is the major funder of applied agricultural and horticultural research and knowledge exchange (KE) in the UK. About 50% of the levy collected is invested in this technical programme. As a result of recent strategic changes in AHDB, research and KE programmes are now being re-aligned to address the new AHDB three-year strategy, set out in the document ‘AHDB Strategy 2017–2020: Inspiring success’.

Disease research

Disease Monitoring Bespoke

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds work develops practical tools for disease forecasting and fungicide performance as well as long-term projects looking at disease evolution and resistance.

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Weed research

Weed research

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds researches both cultural and chemical approaches such as better use of fallows and improved spraying methods.

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Pest research

Pests research

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds invests in pest monitoring, analysis and improving chemical control programmes to better understand resistance.

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Nutrient research

Nutrient research

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds funds research into crop nutrient requirements, practical management tools and the use of fertilisers and organic materials.

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Soil research

Soil Research

The importance of good soil health for crop production has long been recognised. AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds work provides practical soil management guidance as well as a fuller understanding of soil biology and physics.

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Grain quality research

Grainstore

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds' research strategy is committed to helping growers meet market requirements for grain quality whilst improving input use efficiency and overall yields.

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Genetics research

Genetic research

Research into crop genetics has underpinned yield increases and improvements in quality. Plant breeding continues to make use of genetics and new molecular techniques to boost crop performance even further.

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Funding and awards

The main areas of funding from AHDB are contracts awarded for projects which meet the activity outlined in AHDB's strategy documents.

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