16 October 1998

Sugar beet demo back in business

SUGAR beet harvesting demonstrations are making a return this autumn after a 13-year year absence following the outbreak of rhizomania in the UK

Beet UK will run on Wed 21 Oct on a brashland site near Lincoln, close to the site of Cereals 96, courtesy of the Nevile Estate and Aubourn Farming. Admission is free.

The main aim for British Sugar, which is co-organising the event with the East of England Agricultural Society, is to encourage even more efficient production. Last year the UK was the third most efficient producer in the EU. An even better result will help safeguard quota in future negotiations, it notes.

BS will also preview its new computerised Crop Profitability Initiative at the event. The interactive package aims to help growers identify the best ways of optimising profit on their individual farms.

The event includes 18 harvester plots and eight cleaner/loader lines where machines will be in action from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. An area of static trade stands will include over 50 exhibitors representing all aspects of beet production.

Sponsors of the event include chartered accountants Whiting and Partners, NatWest Bank, farmers weekly and Crops.

&#8226 Strict anti-rhizomania precautions will be in force on the day, including wheel baths and foot dips. Visitors are urged to clean vehicles before arriving on the site. The host reserves the right to refuse admittance to dirty vehicles.

Main Pavilion

(Static area)

Public Catering

Unit 1 NFU

Unit 2 Germains (UK)

Unit 3 Morley Research Centre

Unit 4 Stefes UK

Unit 5 Phosyn

Unit 6 Novartis Crop Protection

Unit 7 Rhône-Poulenc

Unit 8 R S Hall Engineering

Unit 9 Monsanto

Unit 10 Parker Weighing Systems

Unit 11 RABI

Unit 12 BASF

Unit 13 BAA

Unit 14 SBREF

Unit 15 Danisco Seed UK

Unit 16 Event Guide & Harvester/Cleaner loader results

Unit 17 Sponsors: Whiting & Partners, Aubourn Farming, NatWest Bank

Unit 18 British Sugar

Key to Working Demonstrations

1 Garford KR2 2-row

2 Juko XJ200 2-row

3 Garford Victor 6-row

4 Garford Victor 6-row

5 Armer Salmon ST3

3-row

6 Standen-Thyregod T7

3-row

7 TIM GB Mk III SH/1200

3-row

8 Agrifac ZA 215EH

6-row

9 Agrifac WKM 9000 6- row

10 Agrifac WKM BIG SIX

6-row

11 Garford Kleine

SF10 6-row

12 Standen Reflex Holmer Terra-Dos 6-row

13 TIM GB SR 2500 6-row

14 Armer Riecam RBM 300S 6-row

15 Franquet tetra 6-row

16 Matrot M41H 6-row

17 Vervaet Tanker 6-row

18 Moreau Lectra

V2 6-row