OREGIN has an ongoing programme aimed at collating information relevant to R&D underpinning genetic improvement of oilseed rape (Brassica napus)

Stakeholder forum

The stakeholder forum, chaired by Mark Nightingale, comprises breeders, sponsors, scientists and "end-users", who represent the substantial majority of UK's expertise relating to oilseed rape genetics and breeding.

The forum aims to promote the activities of OREGIN and elevate its profile.

Details of stakeholder meetings will be updated here so please check back.

Please follow us on Twitter: @defra_oregin

Stakeholder Meetings

Future Meetings

The next  OREGIN Stakeholders' forum will be a Zoom meeting on 24th November 2020 at 13:00 - 16:00.

The theme for OREGIN Stakeholders' meeting this year is general establishment (including pests, starter fertilisers & biostimulants, moisture, drilling, disease control, hybrid vigour etc.).

If you would like to register for this meeting, please let us know via email ( or to get access to the meeting. Registration of talks is open until 16th November.

Further details and agenda will be distributed nearer the date.

Past Meetings

OREGIN Management Meeting 2020

4th February 2020, 10:00 - 15:00
B/B/102A Seminar Room, University of York Campus West, YO10 5DD

OREGIN Stakeholder's forum 2019

Methods and practices for integrated WOSR crop management

26th November 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
PGRO, Great N Rd, Peterborough PE8 6HJ
Twitter:  #OREGINsm2019

Vasilis Gegas (Limagreen) Welcome and Introduction
Stephen Beal (Blue Shed Consulting)
Mark Nightingale (Elsoms)
Chris Eglington (Independent Grower)
Dhan Bhandari (AHDB)
Sacha White (ADAS)
Caroline Young (ADAS)
Jon West (Rothamsted Research)
Alison Nwokeoji (The University of Sheffield)
Jessica Hughes (John Innes Centre)
Lenka Havlickova (The University of York)

OREGIN Management Meeting 2019

21st February - University of Warwick
Action Points

ADAS Presentation
University of Hertfordshire Presentation
University of York Presentation

OREGIN Stakeholder forum 2018

15th November - Elsoms Seeds Ltd, Spalding

OREGIN Stakeholder forum 2016

31st October 2016 - Rothamsted Research

Minutes of meeting

Special Stakeholder Meeting - "Future Planning for OREGIN"

4th February 2014 - University of Warwick, Wellesbourne Campus