Crop­ping from an­other coun­try

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ag Life -

Si­mon Sev­erin from Agritch Ru­ral in Hor­sham has gained in­sight into strik­ingly dif­fer­ent crop­ping cir­cum­stances while on an agron­omy tour of the United King­dom.

Mr Sev­erin trav­elled with seven other agron­o­mists from across Aus­tralia and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Ad­vanta seeds and Syn­genta for the week-long tour.

Dur­ing the tour he vis­ited Syn­genta wheat-breed­ing site at Cam­bridge, Dal­tons Seeds and a Ce­re­als 2017 field day at Lin­colnshire.

The group also vis­ited firm Hutchin­sons, which op­er­ates 34 agri­cul­tural stores and em­ploys 200 agron­o­mists, Syn­genta head of­fice and lab­o­ra­to­ries, which em­ploys a staff of 800 in­clud­ing 200 chemists, and oilseeds pro­ducer ADM Lon­don, an oilseed pro­ces­sor on the Thames, which ships about 450,000 tonnes of Aus­tralian canola for pro­cess­ing.

The del­e­ga­tion also vis­ited the Cotswolds, Stone­henge and var­i­ous cas­tles and abbeys.

HOW IT WORKS: The Aus­tralian del­e­ga­tion at Syn­genta head of­fice at Jealotts Hill.

GREEN TRI­ALS: Ce­re­als 2017, the United King­dom’s largest farm­ing field days at Boothby, Lin­colnshire.

FAR FROM THE WIM­MERA: A wheat crop in front of Belvoir Cas­tle in Leicesters­hire.

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