16 August 2002

Sprayers and Cereals unite for joint event

EUROPES top event for spraying technology, Sprays and Sprayers, is to be incorporated into Cereals, the nations leading arable farming event.

The move follows 10 days of negotiations between Cereals organiser the Royal Agricultural Society of England, and Sprays and Sprayers organiser Syngenta.

"This makes the Cereals event the market leader and premier event of its kind in Europe," says the RASEs David Storrar. "It will create a unique business event, for the benefit of the entire arable sector."

Syngentas Nigel Thornton says: "The Sprays & Sprayers feature will retain the familiar demo arena format, Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year presentation and focus on application technology, which we will co-ordinate in association with the RASE."

The RASE is also looking at the scope for adding potato topics to the Cereals event, to complement the successful sugar beet special focus area. Attendance figures from this years show show a high proportion of visitors also grew potatoes.

Next years Cereals event takes place on the Velcourt-managed Vine Farm, Wendy, near Royston, Herts on June 11 and 12. &#42