WHAT'S ON OFFER FROM HUTCHINSONS AT THIS YEAR'S CEREALS EVENT?
Want to find out how to increase yields by 0.6t/ha and improve profitability by £99/ha?
Visit Hutchinsons at Cereals to discuss the results of last autumn’s Omnia validation trials that proved for the first time the financial benefits of variable drilling using Omnia.
By comparing variably drilled wheat alongside a farm standard rate on spilt fields and taking them to yield, the statistically-valid work has proven that using Omnia Precision Agronomy can increase yields by an average of 0.6t/ha, worth £99/ha (based on wheat at £165/t).
In this particular trial, costs of production were also reduced, by as much as £28/tonne.
Terramap is a soil scanning and mapping service that is set to revolutionise the way in which soil sampling is carried out on UK farms. Available exclusively through Hutchinsons and Omnia, Terramap will be launched at Cereals.
Hutchinsons Helix Project is a unique farm scale project, that was launched this spring, looking at how technologies can be successfully linked with knowledge to deliver a greater level of advice by agronomists to farm businesses.
Work has already begun on areas of research such as climate and pest prediction, nutrition technology, variety trait work and environmental sustainability.
Visitors to the stand can find out more about what is happening at Helix and how the learnings can make a difference on their farms.
To discuss Terramap or the results of the Validation trials in more detail, and provide details on the wider range of further validation work ongoing this year, come and talk to the Hutchinsons specialist precision technology team.
Ten years of the Cereals Challenge
It is the tenth anniversary of the Cereals Challenge, an inter-University and College competition aimed at encouraging a new generation of farmers and agronomists into the industry.
This year sees students from Writtle University College, Newcastle University, Royal Agricultural University, Riseholme College and Harper Adams University competing to see who can grow the best virtual crop of spring barley to manage problematic black-grass.
The winning team will be announced on the Hutchinsons stand at 4pm on 12th June, please join us to see which team will walk away with the trophy and £1500 prize money.
Hutchinsons Healthy Soils technicians, technical experts and agronomists will also be on hand during the course of Cereals and invite anyone interested in discussing these or any other crop production issues to visit the stand.