6 September 2002

GET READY FOR TILLAGE 2002

With arable margins under pressure,

minimising seed-bed establishment

costs has never been more important.

Where better to see cultivations kit at

work than at this years Tillage 2002

events in Cambridgeshire and Fife?

FOR all arable farms, whether large or small, the two Tillage 2002 demos are events not to be missed. You can see equipment from virtually all the major manufacturers being put through its paces, compare models from rival makers and decide whats best for your farming or contracting business. There will also be dealers, merchants and advisory organisations on hand.

One of the main talking points will inevitably be minimal tillage. More and more manufacturers are offering equipment for establishing crops without the use of ploughing and many of the machines at the two events will never have been seen in action before.

And remember that Tillage 2002 is aimed at all arable farmers. So, while the acre-gobbling giants of the equipment world will be there, so will more modestly-proportioned kit.

Where and when does it happen?

There are two events, one at Manor Farm, Harlton, Cambs, on Thur, Sept 12.

The other is at Wester Cash Farm, Strathmiglo, Cupar, Fife on Tue, Oct 8.

Both events are open from 8am to 3pm. Cost is £10/car or £5 single occupancy.

Theres a chance to win a Honda ATV at the show too. Just fill in the form on the BASF stand.

More details?

Contact the AEA on 01733-362925 or see www.aea.uk.com/events

Tillage 2002 is organised by the AEA, ADAS and SAC in association with Smithfield 2002. It is sponsored by BASF and Abbey National Business and supported by farmers weekly.

Simulta minimum tillage drill from Finland will be working.

Tillage 2002 will give an ideal opportunity to compare cutivations systems.

Stanhay Webb precision drill can give 60% seed saving.

Opico Vari-disc cultivator is aimed at min-till enthusiasts.

Working exhibitors:

Amazone

Cambridge Farm Machinery

Case Tractors

Collings Brothers

Cousins of Emneth

John Deere

Dowdeswell Engineering

JCB Landpower

Knight Farm Machinery

Kongskilde UK

Kuhn Farm Machinery

Kverneland Group

Lemken

McCormick Tractors

Michelin Tyre

New Holland

Moore Uni-drill

OPICO

AM Phillip

Quivogne

Renault Agriculture

Richard Stocks Ltd

Simba

Spaldings UK Ltd

Stanhay Webb

Stirtloe Enterprises

Vaderstad

Valtra Tractors

Static exhibitors:

BASF

Ben Burgess and Co

Collings Bros

Goodyear Great Britain

JCB Landpower

Martin Lishman

McCormick Tractors

New Holland/Ernest Doe & Sons

Renault Agriculture

Sam Moreton and Sons

Trelleborg Wheel Systems