Coronavirus: Cereals event delayed to welcome more visitors

This year’s Cereals event, the leading technical event for the UK arable industry, has been moved to 30 June – 1 July due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers believe delaying the event by three weeks will enable them to welcome the maximum number of exhibitors and visitors as the country exits the lockdown.

The UK government plans to end lockdown restrictions in England by 21 June and event organisers say the venue – Boothby Graffoe in Lincolnshire – and format will remain the same.

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“We wanted to act quickly in making this decision to give everyone certainty so they can plan ahead,” explained event organiser Alli McEntyre.

Visitors can still expect to see a large host of exhibitors, live demonstrations and attend a full seminar programme, including the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena, crop plots, Niab Soil Pit and Drone Zone, as well as many others.

There will be 45ha of stands and live demonstrations, including areas dedicated to agronomy, technology, machinery, business, education, the environment and renewable energy.

Cereals will comply with all required biosecurity measures against Covid-19. For more information or to register for tickets visit the Cereals website and use the code “FREE1”. For those who have already registered, tickets will transfer to the new dates automatically.

Farmers Weekly, Cereals’ media partner, distributes more than 59,000 show guides before the event and publishes comprehensive previews and show reports.

OFS moved back

Organisers of Open Farm Sunday – farming’s national open day – announced earlier they had moved their event to 27 June to give the popular event the best chance of taking place safely as England emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

Meanwhile, more agricultural shows have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

The Dunster Show, the Liskeard Show and Holsworthy & Stratton Show in the South West, the Tendring Show in Essex, the Newport Show in Shropshire and Orkney’s two largest agricultural shows – the County Show and Dounby Show – have all been cancelled for a second consecutive year.

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