Cereals: The Arable Event

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Latest varieties

The very latest varieties will be on display, from winter and spring wheats to barley, maize, oats, triticale, oilseed rape, linseed, peas, beans, sugar beet, potatoes, cover crops and alternative crops.

Crop plot exhibitors in 2017 include:

Press Releases    

Below are the latest press releases for crops:

  • Cereals Challenge goes virtual

    25-Mar-2017 by: Niamh Tye Hutchinsons

    For the first time in its eight-year history, this year’s Cereals Challenge has gone virtual - eight teams from Universities and Colleges from across England will compete to grow the best virtual crop of spring barley.

  • A novel way of looking at disease and weeds in plots will be one of the highlights of the Bayer stand (635) at Cereals 2017.


    Instead of just parting the crop to see disease levels, the firm is digging a trench through the treated and untreated wheat plots so visitors can look more closely at disease levels on the various leaf layers, says Will Charlton, Bayer Campaign Manager for Cereal Fungicides.

  • An increase in grain price of around 40% in the last year has put oilseed rape firmly on the map for autumn 2017. However, with the same pest and disease pressures as those that struck in 2016, variety decision making is more important than ever.


    On display at Cereals this year will be Bayer’s latest hybrids, InVigor 1035 (InV1035) and InVigor 1010 (InV1010). As Sarah Middleton, Bayer’s Seeds and Traits Campaign Manager, explains, these two varieties are well placed to tackle the current challenges of growing OSR:


    “It is widely accepted now that seed yield isn’t the most important factor when it comes to variety decision making. What is important is ensuring that the crop reaches harvest in the best possible condition, and this comes down to tailoring agronomy to on-farm conditions – something that the InVigor portfolio is well placed to do."

  • Fully automatic crop cooling, wireless monitoring from anywhere in the world and the ability to cut down energy bills by up to 40%, puts Barn Owl Wireless at the top of every farmer’s wish list. Designed with precision and efficiency in mind, Barn Owl Wireless can significantly reduce the time taken to cool grain and reduce the energy cost of store management, whilst ensuring that stored crops remain in optimum condition. Installed in flat floor stores, drying floors, silo or bin complexes, the system has also been installed in potato stores and been used in compost production and woodchip storage.

  • Helping farmers get more out of their land today… and tomorrow

    • An all new premium agricultural tyre designed for combine harvesters
    • Even at low inflation pressure offers high load capacity with maximum soil protection

    • Delivers fast, reliable and efficient operation

    • Patented technologies to boost traction and minimise soil disturbance

    • Available in sizes for a wide variety of harvester types

    Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, has expanded its range of high-performance, premium agricultural tyres with the launch of the all-new VT-COMBINE tyre. Designed specifically for Cyclic Field Operations (CFO), with Improved Flexion (IF), VT-COMBINE offers 20% more load compared with conventional standard tyres (ETRTO standards). This innovative new tyre gives farmers additional speed during CFO, 15 km/h instead of the 10km/h for conventional tyres, resulting in efficient use of time during the most critical period of the farming cycle. With its high load capacities, excellent traction thanks to the new patented involute lug design, durability, comfort and lower soil compaction, the VT-COMBINE helps farmers boost their productivity while protecting their most valuable resource: their fertile topsoil.



  • Weighing solutions

    01-Mar-2017 by: Griffith Elder Griffith Elder & Co

    New Demonstration area for Griffith Elder products

  • Drone AG, a drone-assisted precision agriculture firm, announce a new partnership with South African data analytics company Aerobotics, to provide weather-proof agricultural drone systems and a unique support service, alongside powerful cloud-based farm management software.

    On 1st March 2017, Drone AG launched a new enterprise-level drone sales and software programme for UK agronomists and agribusinesses. A recently developed quad-copter, named ‘Storm Agri Pro’, will be the focus of sales, being rain-proof, wind resilient, robust and carrying the latest sensors for agricultural remote sensing activities. To compliment the new hardware, data processing will be handled by software partner, Aerobotics, through their cloud-based platform, AeroView. 

  • A research project at Harper Adams University looking at increasing the yields of a special type of barley is producing promising results.

    Naked barley was an important crop in the Bronze Age, but since then has almost been forgotten in the UK. The varieties of naked barley adapted to the British climate have long since been lost, and those from further afield perform poorly in wetter cooler summers, but its health benefits are so great that a research project is underway to produce a variety that is more versatile.

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