Despite a difficult autumn, the Cereals Event reports 100 per cent of exhibitor crop plots at the Cambridgeshire site were drilled and growing by the end of October.
Visitors to the 2020 event will be able to see a full range of approved and candidate varieties in the new Choice Cereals plots.
Host farmer Robert Law says: “The site is on free draining land and the grass for the Cereals Event has established extremely well – the whole area looks a picture.”
Organisers say there will be a number of new features at the 2020 event – taking place on 10-11th June – including a young farmers’ programme with a focus on sustainable businesses and a demonstration area for robotics and new technology.
A new grain exchange will also offer a platform for fresh ideas from grain marketing companies, and there will be a larger number of crop plots, more technical content and an improved event layout.
Favourites such as the NIAB Soil Pit, Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena and working demonstrations, will return in 2020.
The overall theme of the event is ‘sustainable solutions’, covering practical farming, financial advice, climate change and political issues.
Event director Alli McEntyre said Cereals 2020 will be a “game changer”, adding: “Farmers are facing challenging times, but that also brings opportunities.
“We have pulled together a forward-thinking programme that we hope will help visitors to navigate the current difficulties and emerge stronger and better-equipped to take their businesses forward.”