This years national working crop establishment demonstration, Tillage-Live has become the latest casualty of the pandemic.
The AEA released a statement over the weekend saying:
With regret, the Agricultural Engineers Association has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Tillage-Live which was to have taken place on 23rdSeptember.
Current government guidance, together with local authority advice, particularly on the insistence of strict social distancing requirements has led the Tillage-Live management group to take this decision.
AEA Director General Ruth Bailey said: “This decision, whilst regrettable, has been taken to avoid placing members of the public, exhibitors and the event delivery team at unnecessary risk. The AEA has a duty of care to all in this difficult year.”
Simon Brown, Managing Director of Amazone Ltd, and Chair of the exhibitors’ committee said: ‘It’s a real shame that the industry will not have the opportunity to demonstrate crop establishment machinery this year, however we must put the safety of others first.” The organisers are planning on Tillage-Live still being held at Down-Ampney in Gloucestershire in 2021.