NIAB TAG Croft Open Day (Crop and variety advice and research)

 Registration is closed for this event
June 28th, 2018 10:00 AM  
through   4:00 PM
Grange Farm
Jolby Lane
Croft on Tees
County Durham DL2 2TF
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 342495

Thursday 28 June 2018

Open from 10am, last field tour at 3pm

Showcasing the latest arable advice and research from UK agri-businesses, breeders, manufacturers and research organisations at the forefront of agri-tech innovation and technology, research and commercial enterprise. Free to attend, the event features a mix of exhibits and field-based demonstrations that enable attendees to interact with leading industry experts.

Download the open day flyer here.

Event timetable

9.30am Registration and farmyard exhibits open
10.15am NIAB TAG field demonstration tours start
12.00-1.30pm   Hog roast lunch
3.00pm  Final field tour starts
4.00pm Event closes

Attendees can register at any time from 10am through to 3pm. Please leave two hours free to complete field tours.


NIAB TAG demonstration plots

NIAB TAG champions the role of independent variety and agronomic research, with the UK’s largest farmer and industry membership base providing impartial information and on-farm advice. Tour groups start from farmyard at regular intervals from 10.15am through to 3.00pm. Allow two hours for full NIAB TAG tour.

  • Winter wheat varieties - Clare Leaman and Ian Midgley
  • Oilseed rape varieties – Simon Kightley
  • Cereal disease management - Bill Clark
  • Soil management and rotations, including AHDB GREATsoils - Elizabeth Stockdale and Nathan Morris
  • Wheat genetics and breeding – Fiona Leigh

AHDB Arable Connections Marquee – open all day

AHDB will provide advice and information on how growers can overcome technical and economic challenges to their businesses. 

Additional field stops – exhibitors available throughout the day

  • Barley varieties - AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds
  • Winter wheat breeders plots
  • Winter oilseed rape breeders plots


  • Grain market options – Argrain
  • Machinery – Ripon Farm Services, Russels, Brockhills, Sewards and J White/Allmet
  • Agrochemicals and fertilisers – Bayer Crop Science, Syngenta UK, CF Fertilisers and Helm Fertilisers
  • Rural professionals – GSC Grays and Lycetts
  • Agritech – Drone-Ag
  • Research and education – Newcastle University

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