The 50th Tillage-Live continues to be the national event that offers operators hands-on experience of the latest equipment local to them. This year the popular event takes place on Wednesday 14th September at Monks Kirby, Rugby, Warwickshire.
“In 1992 there were four Tillage-Live events, the first took place at Winchester followed by Epping, Newark and Kelso. Exhibitors included names such as Ferrag Ltd, Colchester Tillage, Dowdeswell, Rekord Sales, Baker Disc Plough and Howard GB, all of whom have transformed into the well-known brands of Kverneland, Lemken etc,” says Duncan Russell, AEA Services Manager.
Organised by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) on behalf of the industry, Tillage-Live will follow the format of a full working demonstration with a supporting trade exhibition and Knowledge Trail.
“We have focussed the knowledge stations this year to provide additional help and advice on looking after soils and how to make the most of autumn herbicide applications and cover crops ” said Duncan Russell, AEA Services Manager, “Once again, the event is a unique opportunity to not only see all the latest cultivations and crop establishment equipment at work, but also the chance to discuss new ideas and get advice from industry-leading experts.”
Tillage-Live runs from 8am to 3pm and. NRoSO & BASIS points are available.
There will also be the chance for operators to get a hands-on drive of the latest sprayers in a special area as well as gaining hands-off experience of using guidance and auto-steer equipped tractors and machines.
Many leading companies and dealers have taken trade stands where a wide range of
equipment will be on display and the working demonstrations on large realistically-sized plots, remain at the heart of the event with manufacturers working the latest equipment suitable for the region’s crops, conditions and techniques.
Full details of the event can be found at www.tillage-live.uk.com including details of preregistering where the cost of entry is £7.50 per car. If you are organising a mini bus or coach, then please contact the organisers on 0845 4900 to arrange entry to the venue.