Cropping from another country
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.