The CropTec Show 2019 – back to provide unmissable insights into the future of arable farming during times of uncertainty

Times may be changing, but some things remain constant: CropTec 2019 will once again set out to help farmers, their advisers and suppliers build a profitable and sustainable sector fit for the future. UK growers looking to future-proof their business will be able to discover unmissable insights into the latest knowledge, services and products for the arable sector when The CropTec Show returns to The East of England Showground, Peterborough on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November 2019.

As a leading technical event in the arable calendar showcasing new technology, innovation and knowledge exchange, The CropTec Show will help ensure the sustainable growth of arable businesses. It provides a welcome platform for all growers, agronomists, business advisers, suppliers and scientists to challenge and discuss the best ways to stay ahead in the dynamic, uncertain and competitive world of global crop production.

With halls filling faster than any other year, more than 170 companies, covering a wide range of arable technology, up-to-date agronomy, services and best business practice will fill the exhibition halls, offering the latest technology, advice and demonstrations.

The CropTec Show’s extensively researched and timely seminar sessions, bring together practical know-how and scientific research from UK farmers and industry experts. Covering key challenges, selected speakers with the best knowledge and background, will share their expertise, insight and research to help visitors plan for a long-term, profitable future, regardless of any political climate.

The specialist knowledge hubs keep evolving and new topics will be added this year to provide solutions and advice on topics including biosolutions, black-grass, oilseed rape, slugs and spraying technology – a must-visit for any visitor looking for practical tips to take back to farm.

The shows popular sprayer demonstration area is bigger than ever with more than 10 sprayers from the leading manufacturers for visitors to test drive, alongside one-to-one advice from companys.

Stephen Howe, the CropTec Show’s Development Director, said: “CropTec could not be held at a better time.  The arable sector faces unprecedented uncertainty: Farmers, their suppliers and the countryside have been in a state of limbo, because of the Brexit debate and as we await to learn the full ramifications of the Agricultural Bill which has been stagnating in Parliament. The one certainty is that support will be reduced over the next nine years with any future funding linked to the environment and public goods.”

“Farmers are managing long-term businesses and, by definition that requires understanding what the future might have in store and finding ways to adapt to change. And there’s no better place to discover some of the answers to those questions than at CropTec. Whether it’s about the future shape of farm support; business expansion or contraction; the role of environmental schemes or the future of our crop protection armoury, you will find a host of technical specialists in the seminars, hubs and on more than 170 trade stands.”

Returning sponsor, UPL (formerly Arysta Lifescience) said: “After the successful sponsorship of a knowledge Hub in 2017 and 2018 and receiving a host of positive feedback from our customers, we are delighted to return to CropTec in 2019. It’s evident that CropTec is growing in popularity at a fast rate, and because it’s pitched at technical knowledge sharing, it attracts exactly the right kind of audience that we are looking to reach out to.”

Badger Fertilisers, who are new to exhibiting at CropTec this year, said: “We chose CropTec as it is one of the UK’s key technical shows. We hope to raise national awareness of this unique product and how it can add value to farmers crops through the CropTec media coverage and also hope to speak to our core demographic at the event.”

The CropTec Show 2019 takes place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, between 08:30-16:30.

The event is free to attend, provided tickets are booked in advance.

Visitors to The CropTec Show will be able to collect BASIS and NRoSO points on both days of the event.

For further information on The CropTec Show 2019, to book tickets and to sign up to the CropTec newsletter, go to www.croptecshow.com