Planning is under way for one of the biggest one-day events
on the cropping calendar.
Crops 2014 will be held on Wednesday, December 3, at the
Foundation for Arable Research's (Far) Chertsey site.
Crops is Far's key field event, with attendance growing from
fewer than 100 in 2002 to more than 600 when it was last held
Crops now alternates with the Arable Research in Action
(Aria) event on a bi-annual basis.
Aria, which focuses solely on Far research, with no external
sponsors or demonstrations, was launched in 2013, and will
return again in 2015. Crops 2014 will provide an opportunity
for companies to showcase their products and services to
cropping farmers, dairy farmers, advisers, industry
representatives, researchers and overseas visitors.
It allows farmers to view trial plots, investigating
everything from cultivars to cultivation, and to see and hear
the latest research findings from New Zealand and
The aim is to provide every grower with new information to
take away and apply it to their own farming operation.
Crops 2014 will focus on the future of New Zealand cropping,
highlighting new technologies and market opportunities for
grain, seed and silage. This year, it will have a greater
focus on research.