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Areas of Special Interest:

28 May 1999

Areas of Special Interest:

The Arable Farming Event

A 1.8 hectare feature managed by Velcourt and co-sponsored by Cargill Plc, showing new and emerging technologies in the cereal and oilseed industry. The event is a showcase for Research in Action funded by HGCA and the LINK program.

&#8226 11 Wheat and nine barley varieties managed for optimum yield using new technology.

&#8226 A look at OSR technology including herbicide tolerant varieties, hybrids and a semi-dwarf variety.

&#8226 New cereal herbicide demonstration including JV 485, Ingot, Monitor, Lexus Millennium.

&#8226 New wheat fungicides on the market – how do they perform in a season-long program.

&#8226 New take-all seed treatments

&#8226 Nozzle/spray deposition demon-stration.

Research in action

Demonstration plots and an opportunity to meet leading scientists.

&#8226 HGCA Research in Action:

– Diagnosis of sulphur deficiency in oilseed rape

– Optimising control of stem canker in winter oilseed rape

– Potential use of rapemeal as a fertiliser

– Canopy management in oilseed rape

– Managing early-drilled second wheats to combat take all

– Response of winter barley varieties to strobilurin fungicides

– Maintaining effective control of Rhynchosporium on barley

– The effect of strobilurins on disease control, crop growth and yield

Fungicide sequences to maximise control of common and sharp eyespot

Strategies for reducing risk of herbicide resistant wild oats

Management of root systems

&#8226 Sustainable Arable Production (SAPPIO) LINK/HGCA projects

– Spatial reflectance in crops

– Weed patch dynamics

– OSR seed selection and treatment

– Botanical & rotational implications of GMO rape

– Strategies for the control of take-all

– Aphid control using naturally occurring fungi

Plan your day

Stop off here first and talk to our team to discuss who you should see during the day about:

&#8226 The right strategy.

&#8226 Managing costs.

&#8226 Improving production.

&#8226 Better marketing.

Pulses for premium markets

Over 26 varieties of winter and spring peas and spring beans on show all of which can be sold for a premium above animal feed values. PGRO and BEPA emphasise that cropping flexibility can be linked with production for premium markets.

Improving crop performance

Morley Research Centre and John Innes Centre work together to compare the effects of genetics and agronomy on crop growth and behaviour. A look back at the genetic benefits of old varieties, and ahead to the future of wheat breeding.

Cost of adding value

An appraisal of the process involved in adding value to your grain. RASE and Deloitte & Touche identify the opportunities and financial implications.

Varieties for the market place

The Institute of Brewing sets out the range of options available in malting barley production with approved and up-and-coming varieties for winter and spring.

NABIM take a look at the milling market, show the varieties available and offer advice on storage and transport to maintain premiums.

The root of the matter

A hole in the ground demonstration shows how soil profile, physical characteristics and drainage affect root growth in wheat.

Farmer groups

Local farmers use their agronomy and budgeting skills to produce a wheat crop which meets market requirements and makes a profit in the Lloyds TSB sponsored challenge.

NIAB

Over 130 recommended varieties on show:

Winter wheat, Winter barley

Winter rape

Spring peas, Triticale

Spring barley

Winter oats

Farm strategy centre

&#8226 Should I buy more land or contract?

&#8226 High rent and finance. What are my farm options?

&#8226 Should I restructure the farm ownership?

&#8226 Should I retire and whens the best time?

&#8226 How can I balance labour and machinery costs?

Some answers to questions to help you position your business for the future. RASE, Lloyds TSB, Strutt & Parker and Deloitte & Touche present realistic strategies.

Agribusiness

Financial services, consultants, business advice and the latest computer developments from the leaders in their field.

Find out your options for machinery syndicates as RASE and Grant Thornton highlight the strengths and weaknesses of various machinery sharing options.

Machinery showcase

The most comprehensive annual exhibition of arable equipment to take you from stubble to stubble.

Machinery for:

&#8226 Cultivation.

&#8226 Establishment.

&#8226 Fertilising.

&#8226 Harvest.

&#8226 Crop Protection.

Working demonstrations on 8ha (20 acres)

Focus on sugar beet

A look at sugar beet varieties and aspects of agronomy – from crop nutrition, fungal diseases and rhizomania to virus yellows, weed beet and pest control. In association with SBREF. &#42

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AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

29 May 1998

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Cereals 98 is packed with useful information to help

you run your business more successfully. Here we

provide a quick taster of the key features

The Arable Farming Event

A 3ha (7.4 acres) feature managed by Velcourt showing new and emerging technologies in the cereal and oilseed industry including a host of HGCA-funded "research in action" projects.

&#8226 Wheat, barley and oilseed rape varieties managed for optimum yield with new technology.

&#8226 A look at oilseed rape hybrid technology including transgenic varieties and three-way hybrids.

&#8226 New wheat fungicides on the market – how do they perform in season-long programmes.

&#8226 New seed treatments including take all, broad spectrum disease, aphid and soil pest control.

&#8226 HGCA Research in Action – oilseed rape:

– canopy management

– a pigeon deterrent

– sclerotinia prediction

&#8226 HGCA Research in Action:

– wheat

– an in-field blackgrass resistance test

– a pre-harvest bread-making quality test

– seed rate

– spraying systems near to watercourses

– disease diagnostics for septoria and stem base diseases

– new fungicide chemistry

Decision with Precision

A focus on making precise agronomic decisions.

&#8226 Nitrogen management – a look at the aids for managing nitrogen including prediction using the SUNDIAL model and canopy management

&#8226 Fungicides – a comparison of different programmes shows the valus of timing applications

&#8226 Farming on the edge – the latest thoughts on farming field edges

MAFF and HGCA funded work is presented by ADAS, IACR Rothamsted, Silsoe Research Institute and CSL.

"Cost of a tonne"

An appraisal of the precise costs of production. RASE and Deloitte & Touche identify the areas to reduce costs and improve profits.

Improving Crop Performance

Morley Research Centre and John Innes Centre work together to compare the effects of genetics and agronomy on crop growth and behaviour. Also new developments in pea genetics.

"The root of the matter"

A "hole in the ground" demonstration shows how soil profile, physical characteristics and drainage affect root growth in wheat.

Pulses for Premium Markets

Twenty-four varieties of winter and spring peas and spring beans on show – all of which can be sold for a premium above animal feed values.

PGRO and BEPA emphasise that cropping flexibility can be linked with production for premium markets.

Varieties for the Marketplace

The focus is on managing for quality.

The Institute of Brewing sets out the range of options available in malting barley production with approved and up-and-coming varieties for winter and spring.

NABIM takes a look at the milling market, show the varieties available and offer advice on storage and transport to maintain premiums.

Farmer Groups

Local farmers use their agronomy and budgeting skills to produce a wheat crop which meets market requirements and makes a profit in this Lloyds Bank sponsored challenge.

NIAB

Over 130 recommended varieties on show:

Winter wheat, winter barley,

winter rape, spring peas, winter linseed, spring barley, spring rape.

Farm Business Management Centre

Clay, loam and brash soils – how are these model farms faring financially? Target figures are there for you to compare your business.

&#8226 Agenda 2000 – the options available to you and how it will affect your farm business

&#8226 Farm business tenancy vs contract farming vs joint venture agreements – how to choose the best option for you and a comparison of the financial implications of each and their effects on farm resources.

Experts from Andersons, the farm business consultants, are on hand to offer advice.

Agribusiness

Financial services, consultants, business advice and the latest computer developments from the leaders in their field.

Farm Assurance

The Assured Combinable Crops Scheme has a rolling programme of seminars highlighting what the process of verification is about, what the verifiers are looking for, the most regularly recorded reasons for non-compliance and the easy solutions.

Machinery Showcase

The most comprehensive annual exhibition of arable equipment to take you from stubble to stubble. Machinery for:

&#8226 Cultivation

&#8226 Establishment

&#8226 Crop protection

&#8226 Fertilising

&#8226 Harvest

Working demonstrations on nearly 8ha (20 acres).

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AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

30 May 1997

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

NEW: Velcourt Demonstration

A 3ha plot feature showing new and emerging technologies in the cereal and oilseed industry and including HGCA-funded "Research in Action".

&#8226 Wheat demonstration looking at the impact of the key components of a crop protection programme to final yield.

&#8226 Winter linseed agronomy.

&#8226 Light leaf spot forecasting and control.

&#8226 Winter pea agronomy.

&#8226 Comparison of nitrogen prediction models.

&#8226 New developments in plant growth regulators.

&#8226 New developments in seed treatments.

&#8226 Wheat fungicide demonstration.

&#8226 Barley yellow dwarf virus prediction and control using forecasting models.

&#8226 Control of ear fusarium.

&#8226 Pre-harvest prediction of Hagberg falling number.

&#8226 Prediction of growth stage of cereals.

NEW: Decision with Precision in Wheat

A focus on the most important decisions that have to be made in winter wheat production:

&#8226 Autumn and winter decisions look at variety choice, slug control, seed dressings and predicting yield reductions from weed control.

&#8226 Spring decisions examine assessing P, K and S levels, predicting the need for PGRs, the effect of crop competition on herbicide dose, nitrogen prediction using the SUNDIAL model and the need to adjust nitrogen according to drilling date.

&#8226 Summer decisions investigate integrated disease risk, the effect of crop canopy on disease susceptibility, cereal aphids and alternatives to broad spectrum insecticides. MAFF and HGCA-funded work is presented by ADAS, IACR- Rothamsted, IACR-Long Ashton and the University of Nottingham.

NEW: "Value of Money"

An appraisal of the costs involved with financing a farming business. Deloitte and Touche Agriculture join with RASE to present the facts.

NEW: Improving Crop Performance

Morley Research Centre and John Innes Centre work together to compare the effects of genetics and agronomy on crop growth and behaviour. Also new developments in pea genetics.

Alternative Crops

Camelina, hemp, borage, calendula and flax are just a few of the alternative crops for industry and energy uses on show. The MAFF Alternative Crops Unit looks at those which can already be grown and those which may offer possibilities for the future.

Varieties for the Marketplace

The focus is on managing for quality.

The Institute of Brewing set out the range of options available in malting barley production with approved and up-and-coming varieties for winter and spring.

NABIM take a look at the milling market, show the varieties available and offer advice on storage and transport to maintain premiums.

"The root of the matter"

A "hole in the ground" demonstration shows how soil profile, physical characteristics and drainage affect root growth in wheat.

Farmer Groups

Local farmers use their agronomy and budgeting skills to produce a wheat crop which meets market requirements and makes a profit in this Lloyds Bank-sponsored challenge.

NIAB

Over 130 recommended varieties on show:

Winter wheat, winter barley, winter oats, winter rape, winter peas, winter linseed, rye, winter beans, triticale, spring beans.

Farm Business Management Centre

&#8226 Clay, loam and brash soils – how are these model farms faring financially after six years under CAP reform? Target figures are there for you to compare your business.

&#8226 Effects of the green pound revaluation on arable area payments and cereal prices.

&#8226 Modulation – the effect of limiting subsidies per business.

&#8226 Cross compliance.

&#8226 A detailed display on how to cut your machinery costs.

&#8226 Transgenic oilseed rape vs conventional oilseed rape – a financial comparison.

&#8226 The host farmer, Bill Turney, shares some of the secrets of this remarkable partnership comprising four brothers farming over 2800ha in the UK and 1170ha in New Zealand. A look at Weybridge Farm in greater detail comparing present day gross margins to those of 25 years ago, examining cost control measures and a look ahead to the future for the next generation.

Experts from Andersons, the farm business consultants, are on hand to offer advice.

Agribusiness

Financial services, consultants, business advice and the latest computer developments from the leaders in their field.

Farm Assurance

The hot issue of the moment as NFU launch the new Farm Assurance Scheme and NABIM focus on assuring the quality of milling wheat. Farm assurance comes under the spotlight in the Talking Arable sessions as seminar speakers from the different market sectors look at the effects on their marketplace.

Machinery Showcase

The most comprehensive annual exhibition of arable equipment to take you from stubble to stubble. Machinery for:

&#8226 Cultivation.

&#8226 Establishment.

&#8226 Crop protection.

&#8226 Fertilising.

&#8226 Harvest

Working demonstrations on nearly 8ha.

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