With it finally hitting November, that can only mean one thing. The final countdown is on and CropTec is just around the corner. It’s now only 3 weeks until the biggest technical arable farming event takes place on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November at East of England Showground, Peterborough.
This years show promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We have a packed full event schedule for attendees. All of CropTec Show’s seminar sessions are extensively researched and are specifically designed to provide an ideal platform for growers to future-proof their business.
Farming Content – Knowledge Hubs
With the event so close, we have launched a number of content hubs. These Knowledge Hubs explore key arable topics, and we invite you to explore the most pressing issues around the arable sector via five specialist Knowledge Hubs.
Water, natural capital, digital farming, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and training are the focus for the Hubs which have their own programme of presentations plus experts on hand throughout the days for further questions and discussion.
Future Water Quality and Quantity
Julie Jackson, Catchment Advisor for Anglian Water, sponsor of the Water Hub said: “We are looking forward to discussing water quality and quantity and the impact that this may bring to agriculture and Anglian Water in the next five years.
“The Water Hub at CropTec will be a great way to get these discussions started and find answers to the questions that we all have. Anglian Water would like to make water part of your future.”
Digital Farming Hub
Bayer’s Digital Farming Hub will be exploring how new technology, such as its digital farming platform Climate FieldView, is changing the way farmers collect, share and interact with their data.
Max Dafforn, Digital Activation Manager said: “Modern farming is generating huge amounts of data and farmers are told this data has value. We will be sharing on-farm examples from this harvest of how farmers are using data to inform variety choice, optimise nitrogen use, evaluate disease management and streamline data collection.”
Leveraging Natural Capital
Trinity AgTech will be putting natural capital under the spotlight in its Hub which will examine the opportunities for farmers. Trinity’s Director of Business Development Anna Woodley will discuss how to create an asset register of a farm’s natural capital potential and how to leverage it to create multiple income streams.
Training and Personal Development Zone
The BASIS-sponsored Farming Training Zone will be encouraging visitors to think about their professional development. Its programme will focus on soils, environment and crop protection and the importance of keeping skills and knowledge of those key areas up to date, as well as showcasing the opportunities available.
A range of speakers from leading agricultural institutions like Vaderstad, NIAB, ADAS, Allerton Project, RSPB, Unium Biosciences, AICC and De Sangosse will outline training opportunities and explain the importance of development within their specific sectors and areas of expertise.
Food & Environment via Integrated Pest Management
AHDB will be taking a fresh look at Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at its Hub encouraging growers to consider the potential benefits of implementing IPM principles including stable yields, reduced costs and environmental payments. Speakers will explore the tools, research-based information and services available to help growers plan for success.
The programme includes Catherine Harries, Senior Scientist in AHDB’s IPM team who is specialist in diseases of cereals and oilseeds and together with her team is responsible for the Recommended List disease ratings and Fungicide Performance curves. Joining her is Dr Mark Ramsden, Principal Consultant at ADAS who specialises in the management of pest and beneficial invertebrates and developing enabling methodologies for the implementation of IPM.
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