Barley Barley Crop Icon Brassicas Brassicas Crop Icon Sugar Beet Sugar Beet Carrots Carrots Icon Leeks Leek Icon Maize Maize Icon Oilseed Oilseed Icon Onions Onions Icon Other Cereals Other Cereals Icon O R T Peas And Beans Peas and beans Icon Potatoes Potatoes Icon Salad Crops Salad Crops Icon Soft Fruits Crops Soft Fruits Icon Top Fruits Crops Top Fruits Icon Wheat Crops Wheat Icon Calendar Calendar icon Arrow Next Arrow Previous Close Checkmark

A hot and sunny Cereals Event (for once!) saw over 24,500 visitors to the UK’s largest arable event. A new-look Bayer CropScience stand was a popular destination for both growers and their advisers.

1. BCS Stand

An early highlight was a tour around the plots by a group of sprayer operators organised by Iain Robertson (@thecropdoctor). Bayer fungicide product manager, Tim Short (@flyinthemoonbar) talked through wheat disease control programmes featuring Aviator Xpro (bixafen + prothioconazole).

2. Tim Short with group of sprayer operators

Many growers were keen to discuss black-grass control on the wheat crop journey, making it a popular stopping point.

3. Black-grass area

Boards showing the results from a weed screen at our farm at Great Chishill, and three different resistant black-grass populations sprayed with various pre-emergence herbicides, including Liberator (fufenacet + diflufenican) were excellent discussion points.

4. Weed screen

The new Q&A boards used across the site allowed visitors to pick up key messages and answer.

5. Q&A boards

As ever, the excellent lunch was a popular draw around lunch time, with the queue snaking through the stand. Over the two days we served approximately 600 lunches.

6. Lunch queue

Our cricket hat give-away was also popular on the sunny days.

7. Cricket hats

A bed of pollinating flowers complete with bee hotels made for a pretty backdrop to the stand, along with a serious message about Bayer’s commitment to bee health.

8. Bed of pollinating flowers