The ninth annual Arable Event was held on June 7, 2023, at Weston-Under-Lizard, and saw visitors experience expert demonstrations, specialist talks and technical seminars.
The sun shone over the one-day event which was run by Wynnstay and Grainlink. Organiser Kelly Dolphin, heralded the event as a success, she said: “It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the fabulous weather. The Arable Event is a great way for people in the farming industry to meet, try out the latest machinery and learn about new trends and innovations. We ran several specialist tours of our trial plots throughout the day which were well received, and early feedback has been really positive.”
“The event also included talks from Mark Tripney of LKAB Calicifert on soil health, Ryan Wooley from Morris Lubricants and Charlie Ireland from Ceres Rural, who has become a well-known face in the farming community.”
Mr Ireland added: “It’s been brilliant coming out to meet local farmers. Events like this are really important because arable farming is constantly evolving and changing. It’s essential to meet up, share experiences and keep up with the latest innovations. It’s been fantastic to see such a great turnout.”
Features of the event included a free moisture clinic, trial corp tours, a guest speaker tents and specialist tours of trial plots planted by Sungenta and Wynnstay. These included a range of winter and spring wheat, barley and oats in both fungicide treated and untreated scenarios.
Ms Dolphin said: “We’re already excited for our celebratory 10th anniversary event next year and look forward to welcoming the crowds back once again!”
The event was held at Woodlands Farm, part of Bradford Estates and operated by Bradford Farming LLP which is establishing the largest regenerative farm in the West Midlands and a centre of farming excellence.