Continuing along the same theme as the evening at the Frontier trial plot site, Smart Ag Services Ltd were invited by Pearce Seeds to take their demonstrator John Deere 6215R and a JCB TM320s to their open day again this year.200-300 people were expected to come and visit the Pearce Seeds trials site at Plumber Farm, and with the sun shining there were a large amount of visitors coming through the gates to look at Pearce Seeds' varying crop trials, as well as the range of trade stands to look at - from AHDB to BASF. There were 10 different plots that could be viewed with Pearce Seeds' tour guides on hand to answer questions; the plots included OSR - showing the advantages of sowing at lower seed rates with hybrid varieties. There was a plot showing a variety of the different cover crop options available for farmers looking to grow cover crops as part of their 3 crop rule with the new guidelines beginning to be rolled out. Other plots included winter wheat, winter barley, spring cereals, and game covers. The day was a big success for all involved and thanks go to Pearce Seeds for inviting us along.
On the 16th of June Smart Ag Services attended a Frontier open day. The event was held on a demonstration site by kind permission of J. Coussins & Sons LTD at Tarrent Rawstone, Blandford on a very warm and sunny June afternoon. A group of fifty-five local farmers were shown a total of thirty demonstration plots including winter wheat and spring barley varieties. Other highlights included a discussion on local grain marketing opportunities, a demonstration of the damage caused by soil compaction and a talk on crop nutrient requirements. There was also an opportunity to view Soyl Precision Crop Production's drone being put through its paces. This was a great event which was rounded off with a delicious supper at the Langton Arms.
Cereals 2015 - 10th & 11th June 2015 - Boothby Graffoe, Lincs, LN5 0ASIf you are visiting Cereals this year why not visit our manufacturers stands?John Deere are on stand 123Vaderstad are on stand 600Grimme UK are on stand 208Bailey Trailers are on stand 1107John Deere will have a wide range of Crop Care equipment, including a R4040i with 36m booms, and the all new R944i - again with 36m booms. There will also be a M952i and a M732i, both with 24m booms.Vaderstad will be offering breakfast on their stand from 8am if you are planning an early start.Need BASIS or NRoSo points...?Cereals 2015 has the biggest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points trail ever, which reflects the wide range of technical excellence on show!A total of 13 exhibitors are offering BASIS points and 8 are offering NRoSo points - they will both be operating a card stamp system. You can visit BASIS at stand 447 and NRoSo at stand 133.For further details on the CPD points click here.