Hosted on a working farm, Cereals offers live demonstrations across a wide range of manufacturers and machinery types. Arable farmers will be able to see the latest innovation, new product ranges and precision technology solutions for their systems.
In the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena, visitors can discover how to improve efficiency, deliver accuracy and lower costs, with a full schedule of sprayer demonstrations.
The latest sprayers will be put through their paces including air-assisted, skid unit, self-propelled, trailed and mounted sprayers. Market-leading companies will present the latest innovation and application technology on offer.
Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year (FSOOTY) award nominees and winners will be announced at mid-day on the first day at the Stories Stage, when visitors can also learn about Syngenta’s 3D Ninety nozzle, and Easyconnect closed transfer system.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Amazone is exhibiting its machinery development over the past 40 years, along with an open-house seminar programme starting each day at 11am. Speakers will cover the latest thinking behind crop establishment and crop care demands.
The company is demonstrating its new UX7601 long-bodied trailed sprayer with 8,000-litre capacity and the latest 36m boom in the Sprays & Sprayers Arena, along with the Pantera self-propelled sprayer and UF02 mounted with a front tank.
“We are hoping for a good event. It’s on our doorstep – only about 10 miles from our Doncaster base,” says managing director Simon Brown.
The company is also active in the Drill Demo Arena, showing its Primera 3000 C direct tine drill. “Each chisel opener can follow contours over a huge variation in topography, with the impact angle of the chisel point pulling the coulter down to the set placement depth,” he says.
Kuhn Farm Machinery is exhibiting two Aero machines, the 32.1 and GT 60.1, alongside the 12m Optimer L12000 disc cultivator and Multi-Leader XT plough. The LEXIS 3000 trailed sprayer will also be on show in the Sprays & Sprayers Arena, says Kuhn’s product marketing specialist, Edd Fanshawe.
“This year we are hoping to show Cereals visitors the strength and depth Kuhn has in the arable sector. In addition to the cultivation machinery, we will also have a range of drills, a Striger 600R strip till machine, and a selection of balers.”
European market leader in direct strip seeding technology with its Opti-Till system, Claydon will demonstrate the latest Evolution mounted drill and straw harrow at Cereals. It will also exhibit a 4.8m Evolution drill, 4.8m TerraBlade inter-row hoe and 6m TerraStar light rotary cultivator.
The Evolution line-up, which includes a 5m unit and 4m rigid grain/fertiliser model, incorporates new features to improve operational functionality. Seeding depth adjustment is now controlled hydraulically. Improved access to the metering unit allows easier calibration, while front-mounted discs, operated hydraulically from the tractor seat, can be specified for seeding into high residue situations.
Meanwhile OPICO is launching a new version of its HE-VA Combi-Disc. The ‘Stealth’ variant of the ever-popular combination cultivator gains ultra-low disturbance legs and a choice of different points, depending on how much sub-surface action is needed.
Now available in working widths from 2.45m to 5.25m in both mounted and trailed formats, the Combi-Disc employs two leading rows of soil-loosening legs, followed by two rows of serrated Sabre discs, to provide a surface chopping and mixing effect. This is all followed up with a V-profile roller to produce a corrugated, weather-proof finish.
“With the increased focus on regenerative practices, we’re seeing a need for cultivation kit that can reduce soil disturbance but still deal with compacted layers in the soil profile. This ensures decent drainage and rooting to maximise crop potential,” explains OPICO’s HE-VA product manager Glenn Bootman. “With this new leg option for the Combi-Disc we are answering that requirement.”
Autonomous Agri Solutions is demonstrating its Robotti machine, manufactured by Agrointelli, says managing director Thomas Beach. “Visitors will be able to see it working with no driver. Exhibiting at Cereals gives us the opportunity to understand farmers’ challenges and requirements, which is helping us to build up our services.”
Agxeed AgBots will be demoing throughout both days of the event so visitors can see what the latest technology looks like in action. The AgBot 5.115T2 is ready for hours of high-capacity work on broadacre arable land. It has soil-preserving crawler tracks and adjustable track width from 1.9m to 3.2m.
As well as in-row and inter-row weeding demos throughout both days, Garford, which manufactures a range of robotic mechanical weed control products, will be displaying:
- 6m tine raiser inter-row hoe
- Side shift unit
- In-row demonstration machine
- Wheel units showing different shares offered and hooded sprayer hoods and nozzles
- New options: Dual Wheel, Precision Side Disc (200mm), Rotary Tine Weeder, Crumble Roller plus Dual eRotor for Robocrop InRow.
The new T7.300 long-wheelbase with PLM Intelligence will be part of New Holland’s Cereals line-up. It delivers more power and best-in-class power-to-weight ratio while maintaining the dimensions and manoeuvrability of other T7 models.
With the drive to a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly future, New Holland is exhibiting the UK-built and first of its kind T6.180 Methane tractor, winner of the 2022 Sustainable Tractor of the Year Award. The tractor is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) which allows users to make use of biomethane stations. Alternatively, refilling can be performed directly from the gas grid network with an installed compressor.
CNH Industrial strategic partner Bennamann will also be joining the New Holland team at Cereals. Bennamann has expertise in solutions to capture, repurpose and store fugitive methane emissions from slurry lagoons for energy use. New Holland and Bennamann’s Energy Independent Net Zero Farming Circular Solution recently won at the 2023 AD and Biogas Industry Awards at the World Biogas Expo in Birmingham.
Fendt is showcasing its new 700 Vario Gen 7 tractor, which was launched earlier this year. The 700 series Vario will be accompanied by models either side of the horsepower range, with the latest Gen 3 500 series and Gen 7 900 series also featuring on the stand, says Richard Miller, product manager at Fendt. “This will be an excellent opportunity for customers old and new to see the latest tractors. The Fendt stand will also include the latest Rogator 600 MY23 self-propelled sprayer, the IDEAL combine, and the innovative Cargo T740 with its elevating cab.”
Connecting all the latest Fendt machinery is the FendtONE onboard/offboard operating concept. “FendtONE facilitates data-driven farming, to offer operators and farm managers the ability to optimise machinery and operator hours, by programming tractors, sprayers and combines to share data,” adds Mr Miller.
“Data is driving arable farming to be more automated, efficient, and productive. Fendt has met the challenges head-on by providing efficient machines with technology that can harness and take advantage of data.”
The Isuzu Offroad Driving Experience offers visitors the chance to get behind the wheel of a new machine on an offroad course. With a qualified instructor in the passenger seat, drivers will get to experience the vehicle at different speeds and in a variety of conditions, as well as testing various features including the hill descent control. There will also be a towing area, so visitors can put the Isuzu D-Max to the test.
To take part in the Isuzu Driving Course, visitors simply need to present a valid driving licence on the day.
This year’s Cereals offers an unrivalled opportunity for visitors to see all the latest machinery and vehicles in action, says event organiser Alli McEntyre. “Don’t miss this chance to see how machinery performs in the field, get close to it and assess how it might fit into your business.”
- The two-day event is being held at a new site this year – Thoresby Estate in Nottinghamshire – on 13-14 June. www.cerealsevent.co.uk.
The Cereals Event is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry, with live demonstrations and areas dedicated to agronomy, technology, machinery, business, education, environment and renewable energy. Sister event to Fruit Focus & SIMA, over 400 exhibitors, sponsors and demonstrators take part in Cereals with the very latest products, advice and information. It provides visitors with a complete one-stop service from seeds to sprayers, crop varieties to cultivation equipment, and fertiliser to finance.
Marianne Curtis: 07443747808