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Cereals is the leading event for arable farmers, agronomists and arable industry professionals. There’s a huge range of crop plots, farm machinery demonstrations, and farming technology on display. This year features a cover crop drilling demonstration, Hands Free Hectare demos, and a return of the Drone Zone. Read the news, technical agronomy advice and information live from the event and check out the latest arable farm machinery launches.

 

Advice and tips

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

6 key measures to assess arable performance

Machinery and labour offer the main scope for raising arable efficiency, and on most farms there is still room for improvement. Full benchmarking is a useful exercise but a set…

SOILS

Buried underpants can reveal soil secrets

Two arable growers buried their underpants in warm soils last autumn before digging them up eight week later. Analysis showed the more decomposed the pants were, the better the soil…

ARABLE

A grower’s guide to buying a drone

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – have come a long way since the first commercial use in Japan during the 1980s, with a plethora of systems and potential…

OILSEED RAPE

Tips on beating beetles in OSR

Oilseed rape growers concerned about cabbage stem flea beetle and its devastating effect on crop establishment were advised to reassess drilling date and seed-bed conditions. On top of the two…

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Case studies

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: What UK growers can learn from global pioneers

The Farmers Weekly theatre at this year’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire showcased three farmers and an agronomist from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of crop production. Advice…

WHEAT

Video: Wheat yield record-holders tell us how they did it

Two world wheat yield record-holders came face-to-face in a New Zealand vs Northumberland match after Kiwi Eric Watson pipped Rod Smith’s record with a recipe of low seed rates and…

CEREALS

How Cereals co-host is tackling blackgrass and flea beetle

As in 2014, this year’s Cereals event is being jointly hosted by two farming business, which are also seeing the benefits of collaborating on arable cropping. The Banks family of…

NUTRITION AND FERTILISER

Precision nitrogen application sees yield gains in Yorkshire

Precision farming technology is allowing Yorkshire grower Neil Welburn and his son Chris to take the guesswork out on nitrogen applications and push up their crop yields. A tractor-mounted Isaria…

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Insights

CEREALS

International Superstars: Meet our pioneering growers

Farmers Weekly's International Superstars are growers from around the world who are leading the way in adopting new technology and practices to drive crop performance. These four innovative farmers have…

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News

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Eyre Trailers shows round-bale carrier

Eyre Trailers specialises in custom builds and its latest creation is an innovative low-cost round-bale carrier that requires just one ratchet strap to hold the load in place. The Lincolnshire…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Sales of key potato insecticide suspended

Sales of a key aphicide for use on potato crops have ceased, following reports of residues exceeding maximum limits in Dutch seed crops. Manufacturer Belchim has taken the precautionary measure…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Electric weeding system to make UK debut

An alternative weed control technique that uses high-voltage electricity applied through purpose-built stainless steel applicators to kill weeds right down to the roots is coming to the UK later this…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Oat guide aims to raise yields by 10%

The UK’s first oat growth guide was launched by PepsiCo at the Cereals event, with the aim of raising yields by 5-10% to meet the rising demand for milling oats. Containing…

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Test and reviews

PLOUGHS

A round-up of new ploughs at Cereals 2016

There was plenty of evidence at Cereals 2016 that ploughs still have a significant role to play, judging by the new and improved models that manufacturers had on display. Whether…

Sprayer technology keeps wider booms in balance

Sprayer operators who appreciate the time- and stress-saving advantages of technology will appreciate the efforts Chafer designers have gone in developing the firm’s latest Guardian and Sentry trailed machines. Isobus…

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Video

DRILLING

Video: Min-till drill-off the highlight of Cereals 2018

Cereals show-goers were treated to a drill-off at this year’s event, giving them chance to see how five different low soil-disturbance systems deal with the challenge of a cover crop.…

CEREALS

Video: Machinery highlights from Cereals 2018

The Farmers Weekly machinery team headed to the southern site for the annual Cereals show, this year at Chrishall Grange in Cambridgeshire. Although several machinery manufacturers scaled back their stands,…

WHEAT

Video: Wheat yield record-holders tell us how they did it

Two world wheat yield record-holders came face-to-face in a New Zealand vs Northumberland match after Kiwi Eric Watson pipped Rod Smith’s record with a recipe of low seed rates and…

BREXIT

Video: Eustice hints at more consensual approach to Brexit

Defra minister George Eustice has become the latest high-ranking politician to suggest the UK will adopt a more consensual approach to Brexit. But he insisted the UK remained on course…

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