Tillage-Live and Normac demo days set to return this month

After a one-year, Covid-induced hiatus, the annual Tillage-Live crop establishment demo day is set to return on Thursday 16 September at Down Ampney, Gloucestershire.

The event, which is organised by the Agricultural Engineers Association, will have a new format for this year, with a central exhibitor hub surrounded by working plots.

These include four demonstration zones that focus on different topics:

  • Cover crop termination and direct-drilling
  • Conventional establishment (including ploughs and drills)
  • Min-till (shallow cultivators and drills)
  • Sprayers

There is also a static area where punters can speak with industry experts and take part in a “knowledge trail” that majors on soil health, cover crops and tyres.

See also: Aberdeenshire farmer builds cover crop drill for £500

The site is close to the A149 and attendees should follow road signs to the visitor’s entrance on the day of the event.

Tickets cost £5 in advance and can be purchased online.


Similarly, the biennial cultivations demonstration hosted by the Norfolk Farm Machinery Club is set to take place on Wednesday 8 September.

Working and static plots for the 50 exhibiting companies will be dotted around the 80ha site and the organisers are expecting a record crowd to the site just outside Downham Market.

It’s free to attend and gates open at 8.30am.

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