Tillage-Live and Normac cultivation demos set for September

Farmers mulling over a change of cultivation machinery, or crop establishment system, will have plenty of food for thought at next month’s cultivation demonstration days.

These include the annual Tillage-Live event, which returns to Warwickshire on 14 September with a slightly different format.

As with previous years, there’s a central demonstration area, surrounded by static exhibitions and working plots. However, the stubble and cover crop arenas are to be joined by a third that will focus on inter-row hoeing.

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The 40ha site is predominantly rye stubble, but there are four working plots that feature a 36m strip of cover crops. These will be occupied by Amazone, Opico, Vaderstad and New Holland.

This year’s “knowledge trail” majors on soil health, cover crops and tyres.


  • Where WH Corbett, Cottage Land, Norton-Juxta-Twycross, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3QH
  • When Thursday 14 September, 8am to 3pm
  • Cost £5/person

Normac demo day

The Norfolk Farm Machinery Club’s biennial machinery demonstration event is set to take place on Wednesday 6 September.

This year’s host, James Alston, has offered up some heavier ground than usual, which should provide a sterner test for the various cultivations and drills on show.

Among the attractions is soil specialist Philip Wright, who will once again dig a pit to help explain drainage issues in min-till systems and discuss potential remedies.


  • Where Just off the A11 near Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2LR
  • When Wednesday 6 September, 8.30am to 5pm
  • Cost Free

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