From live demos of the latest kit to crop plots profiling the latest developments in agronomy, plus a packed seminar programme and awarding of CPD points, Cereals has it all. Here are five reasons to visit.
1) Unrivalled live demos
The Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena showcases the most accurate and efficient spraying technology. The latest sprayers will be put through their paces including air-assisted, skid unit, self-propelled, trailed and mounted sprayers. Market-leading companies will demonstrate the latest application technology on offer to improve your farm business.
On Syngenta’s stand there will be an opportunity to meet the six Farm Sprayer Operator of Year (FSOOTY) finalists – Ashley Luke from Somerset, Andrew Manning from Hertfordshire, Steve May from Northamptonshire, Richard Darling from Bedfordshire, Matt Joseph from Shropshire and Danny Milazzo from Berwickshire
As well as spraying demos, there is also a brand new Drilling Arena with demonstrating companies including Aitchison, Amazone, John Deere, Kuhn, Mzuri, Sumo and Horizon.
For a taste of the future, don’t miss the Automation, Robotics and Drones demo, AgBot demos and In-row / Inter-row weeding display.
And if you’re on the hunt for a new farm vehicle, check out the Isuzu Driving Experience.
2) Crop plot comparisons
Farmers and agronomists can take a tour of the Agronomy Zone to see how current and future varieties are performing. With reducing input costs uppermost in farmers’ minds, breeding disease resistance into varieties remains a key goal for breeders.
Legumes are also receiving particular attention due to their nitrogen fixing ability. And growers will be able to check out herbicide and fungicide performance in the demonstration plots. Organisations exhibiting in the Agronomy Zone include Syngenta, KWS, LSPB, Rothamsted, Corteva, Premium Crops, NIAB, Bayer, Senova, DSV, PGRO and AICC.
3) Superior knowledge exchange
Cereals has two theatres running throughout the event this year – the AHDB Theatre and the Farmers Weekly New Era Theatre – giving visitors the opportunity to listen to and debate the latest thinking on the industry’s future.
The AHDB Theatre seminars cover how legislation, innovation, skills and partnerships support the continued delivery of high-quality food while meeting society’s environmental needs and the financial needs of the arable sector.
With farms needing to ensure they thrive economically while looking after and enhancing the environment, the Farmers Weekly New Era Theatre seminars will cover emerging initiatives to support farmers transitioning their businesses towards a more sustainable future.
4) Exhibitors from across the sector
Many exhibitors are attending Cereals this year, all looking to keep visitors up-to-date with the latest machinery, agronomy, policy, services, solutions and knowledge.
On the moisture management front, for example, BDC Systems will be showcasing its cutting-edge Moisture Monitoring System.
The event provides a unique opportunity to bring all of the sector’s key players together in an outdoor setting, where growers can interact with exhibitors more naturally after over two years of Covid-19 restrictions.
5) Collecting CPD points
Join the BASIS trail at Cereals 2022. Earn two points for attending the event and additional points for visiting seminar sessions and exhibitors throughout the two days. Drop by the BASIS stand to pick up and drop off your stamp card to gain points. Participating exhibitors include: AHDB, JRH, Ilex, Bayer, Drone Ag, QPHL, Drax/Terravesta, CSF, Syngenta Easyconnect, KWS, PGRO, BioNature, Defra/CSF/ Natural England, Rothamsted Research, SwiftDetect by Microgenetics and AICC.
For those seeking NRoSO points, two points are available for attending the event and one additional point for each exhibitor visited and quiz completed. Visit the NRoSo stand at the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena to pick up and drop off your NRoSO stamp card for points. Participating exhibitors include: The Voluntary Initiative, NSTS, Red Tractor, Bayer, KWS, JRH Water Management, Syngenta Easyconnect, BASF and Corteva.
“Cereals is jam-packed with new ideas, new machinery and crop plots featuring the latest varieties,” says Cereals event director Alli McEntyre. “Don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity for face-to-face discussions with key industry stakeholders.”
The Cereals Event will be held near Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 8-9 June 2022. For more information or to purchase tickets visit cerealsevent.co.uk.