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02AgriiEastAutumnWinter2014JournalAgriiiFarmeventpreviewsAutumn2014iFarmEventPreviewsFinchamiFarmUpdateOurNorfolkiFarmhasbeenbasedatFinchamforthelast5yearsandduringthistimewehavebeenabletodemonstrateourapproachtointegratedagronomythroughsomeverychallenginggrowingconditions.Atourwellattendedsummerelddaysgrowershavebeenabletoexperiencemanyofthecurrentandcandidatecerealandrapevarietiesandevaluateatrst-handresponsestothecontrolofdiseaseandweedsutilisingcuttingedgetechnology.Overtheyearswehavebeenabletodemonstratewiththehelpofmajormachinerymanufacturersnovelcropestablishmenttechniquesandapplicationtechnologywhichhavenowbecomeestablishedpracticesonmanyfarms.ThesitehasjointlyhostedtrialswithLimagrainADASandGrowHow.Alongsidethesummerelddaysweholdautumnandwinterindoorworkshopswhichincludepresentationsfromleadingindustryexpertsonimportanttopicalissuesandengageinvaluablefeedbackdiscussionswithattendinggrowers.Atthesemeetingswestudiouslyavoidproductpromotionspreferringtolookatthebiggerpictureandaddressthekeyissuesfacingtheagriculturalindustryasawhole.OurnextindoormeetingisonFridayNovember21statSwaffham.Wewouldbedelightedtomeetyouthere.PleasecontactyourAgronomistformoreinformation.KentiFarmUpdateLastseasonprovedabusyoneforourLenhamiFarmsitewherewehadthehighestevernumberoffarmersshownaroundtheplots.Followingonfromthatsuccesswearenowmakingpreparationsforthisseason.Theoilseedrapewasdrilledonthe1stSeptemberintogoodconditionsandaccordingtoSteveCorbettAgriisTrialsManagerLenhamistheperfectsite.Itwasrolledonthe2ndandhadinsecticidesandgraminicideapplicationsshortlyaftersurvivingwell.AsaresulttheplotsalsoreceivedKestrelandTeppekionthe10thofOctober.TheWinterWheattrialsarefollowingthesameformataslastyearwithapprox.60-70varietiesalongwiththeappropriatesprayprogrammes.OurrstiFarmmeetingoftheseasonisplannedforthe19thNovemberatTheMercureGreatDanesHotelHollingbournesopleasecomealongandparticipate.SpeakingtopicsforthemeetingwillincludeareviewofthetrialsworkatLenhambyHeadofAgronomyColinLloyd.CropMarketingManagerFrancisPickeringwilldiscussthecurrentgrainmarketandwewillhaveaCAPupdatefromEnvironmentalConsultantBethMetson.ThemeetingwillalsocontaindiscussionsonnutritioninCerealsOSRandPulsesbyFertiliserManagerTomLand.PleasespeaktoyourlocalAgriicontacttobookyourplace.AutumniFarmeventsforyourdiary...14thNovemberStowLonga17thNovemberThrowsFarmTechnologyCentre19thNovemberLenham21stNovemberFincham2ndDecemberThoresway5thDecemberLeadenhamOuriFarmsofferfarmerstheopportunitytoexperiencetheverylatestRDandallowsustojoinupagri-sciencewithpracticalagronomyenablingourcustomerstoconstantlyimproveyieldsgrowprotablecropsandrespondtoTheFoodChallenge.FormoreinformationonanyoftheseeventspleasespeaktoyourAgriiAgronomistalternativelyyoucancontactCharlieLewison01371855503oremailcharlie.lewisagrii.co.ukNickMcMullonJerryDarbyLeadenhamiFarmUpdateTherstLeadenhamiFarmmeetingoftheseasonwillbeheldlaterintheyearthanusualonFriday5thDecemberatTheVenueinNavenby.AtthisiFarmeventwewillbelookingatBalancingInvestmentwithReturnsandStrategiesforChallengingMarkets.Thiswillinvolveinteractivediscussionswithindustryspecialistsonhowwecanaddressthesechallengesbystream-liningcropproductionthroughinnovativeagronomy.Wewillalsotakeacloselookathowfarmerscanidentifyeverypossibleopportunitytomaximisefarmincome.AsalwaysthemorningofdiscussionswillconcludewithlunchforallattendeesandachancetomeetyourlocalAgriiagronomists.IfyouwouldliketoattendpleasespeaktoyourAgriiagronomist.Welookforwardtoseeingyouthere.JamesGrantham