AAB - President

Conference Concluded 






This conference will follow the Crop Breeding for Climate Change

conference taking place at the same venue from 16-18 June 2014 

Agronomic Decision Making in an Uncertain Climate
To be held at
University of Leeds, UK
19 - 20 June 2014
9 BASIS points have been awarded as follows: 3 CP, 3 E, 3 PD

 In recent years unusual weather patterns in North West Europe indicate that we can no longer rely on a settled climate.  In addition, plateauing of certain crop yields over the last 15 years may be, in part, a reflection of climate change. Hence, agronomic decision making can no longer follow time-honoured recipes.  We need new approaches.


This conference will be themed around the agronomic management of key temperate crops, including cereals, oilseed rape, field vegetables and pasture/forage crops.  In each case, we will review the challenges faced in practice over the last few seasons, try and identify what worked and what didn’t in agronomic management and draw out lessons to improve the effectiveness of decision-making under climate uncertainty. This will include breakout sessions to explore key issues.


Papers are now invited in these areas. The conference will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, agricultural land managers, agronomists and students of agriculture and environmental land management.


Invited speakers include:

Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen)

Sean Rickard (Sean Rickard Ltd, Independent Economic Analysis)

Roger Street (UKCIP)





*Formerly advertised as Climatic Uncertainty – Its Impact on Agronomic Decision Making






We have arranged some concessionary rates at local hotels for the conference via Conference Care. Click here for more details.  

There will be an administration charge of twenty five pounds added to all cancellations
A surcharge of twenty five pounds will be added to all bookings received after 5 June 2014
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