UK: Cereals 2013 opens up latest developments in crop growing

More than 490 leading suppliers and about 26,000 visitors are expected to attend Cereals 2013, which

More than 490 leading suppliers and about 26,000 visitors are expected to attend Cereals 2013, which takes place on June 12 and 13 at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of crop plots showing the latest agronomic developments will form the heart of this year’s Cereals Event, which takes place on June 12 and 13 at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.

More than 490 suppliers and about 26,000 visitors are expected to attend Cereals 2013

More than 490 suppliers and about 26,000 visitors are expected to attend Cereals 2013 - Credit: Archant

Researchers, agronomists and technical specialists will be on hand to give visitors an unrivalled opportunity to catch up on the latest science and update their technical expertise.

“The practical way in which this information is relayed has proved to be a very popular draw,” said event director Jon Day. NIAB TAG will be demonstrating research, breeding and agronomy to help farmers achieve the genetic potential of their wheat crops.

Yields in trials are increasing by about 1t/ha per decade but farm yields plateaued 10-15 years ago, says technical director Bill Clark

“Wheat yield is strongly governed by rainfall and sunshine during grain filling,” he explains. “But decisions on agronomic inputs, variety choice, crop management and cultivations can also have a large impact on yield and margins.”


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Mr Day said: “It’s a key reason why Cereals has become the UK’s leading arable event. Visitors can get close to the latest work and quiz the people behind it to find out what key developments might be in the pipeline.”

Tickets for Cereals 2013 cost £23 each (£19 for students) and are available at www.cerealsevent.co.uk

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