Velcourt at Cereals 2016


Velcourt will be exhibiting at Cereals 2016, showcasing its tried and tested farm management systems and a series of new developments in crop production techniques and agronomy.  The stand will be hosted by a combination of Velcourt’s senior management team, regional agronomists, its in-house technical team and a selection of its farm managers.

Machinery manufacturers Case, New Holland and Vaderstad have also partnered with Velcourt to demonstrate their latest innovations and technical developments.  The stand will feature the latest offerings from each and a static demonstration of how the equipment and technology is being put to use on Velcourt farms

The features of the 2016  stand are: 

Modesto VS untreated Flea Beetle (osr)

A demonstration of the effect of a neonicotinoid seed dressing for the control of cabbage stem flea beetle 

Renewable Service Promotion (solar panel)

Promoting the management services velcourt can provide for land that is used for the generation of renewable energy 

Septoria triazole Resistance Awareness (ww)

Providing an update from last season of the information we have gathered on monitoring the increase in resistance to triazole chemistry and our monitoring for any reduction in the sensitivity of septoria isolates to sdhi chemistry 

Drone Research/Services (ww)

Promoting the ongoing research that we are conducting with our partners basf and hummingbird into the feasibility of detecting foliar disease in wheat using remote sensing platforms

Soil Sensor Project Promotion (ww)

We are part of an innovate uk project to develop a real-time npk soil sensor, we are hoping a prototype will be ready to demonstrate at the event. 

Spring crop Options for control of blackgrass

Discussion of the merits of the most popular spring cropping options for the control of blackgrass, included within the demo will be one variety of spring wheat from Israeli 

Vaderstad Tempo drill, OSR row widths (osr)

Demonstrating the ability of the tempo to drill different row widths for osr

BAYER OSR varieties (osr)

Demonstration of varieties of osr available for bayer

JIC pod shatter small plots (osr)

Display of the research being carried out to improve the genetic resistance to pod shatter in osr

JIC Historic Wheat Collection 6 vars (ww)

Demonstration of some of the most popular varieties of wheat from the last 200 years,

JIC wheat traits demo 6 plots (ww)

Demo of the pre-breeding research that is being conducted at jic into understanding the genetic components of yield in wheat

Cereals Challenge: The 7th year of the inter-college agronomy challenge featuring 6 of the top agricultural colleges competing to grow and market their plot Peas to maximise yield and return – The award will be presented live on the first day of Cereals at 11:00.

Yara N-sensor/ N tester Demo (ww)

Working demo of the yara n sensor, and hand held n tester for optimising nitrogen inputs to wheat

Bayer SDHI Demo ww fung

New formulation of sdhi chemistry from bayer will have been applied to ½ of each of the historic wheats.

Tours of the Velcourt stand, to explain the features are available.  All elements of the Velcourt team including international management and the technical and finance teams will be available for discussion and for comment throughout the two days