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.
• 11 Wheat and nine barley varieties managed for optimum yield using new technology.
• A look at OSR technology including herbicide tolerant varieties, hybrids and a semi-dwarf variety.
• New cereal herbicide demonstration including JV 485, Ingot, Monitor, Lexus Millennium.
• New wheat fungicides on the market – how do they perform in a season-long program.
• New take-all seed treatments
• Nozzle/spray deposition demon-stration.
Research in action
Demonstration plots and an opportunity to meet leading scientists.
• 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
• 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:
• The right strategy.
• Managing costs.
• Improving production.
• 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.
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.
Over 130 recommended varieties on show:
Winter wheat, Winter barley
Spring peas, Triticale
Farm strategy centre
• Should I buy more land or contract?
• High rent and finance. What are my farm options?
• Should I restructure the farm ownership?
• Should I retire and whens the best time?
• 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.
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.
The most comprehensive annual exhibition of arable equipment to take you from stubble to stubble.
• 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. *