THE BIG DATA OPPORTUNITIES

Shamal Mohammed, Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager at the HGCA discusses Making the Most of Your Field Data, the topic he’ll be speaking on at CropTec’s Managing with Precision Seminar.“At CropTec I’ll be exploring how we can use the wealth data to improve performance on the farm by perhaps improving yields, reducing inputs or making [...]

Winners of the Adama-sponsored CropTec prize draw announced

Winners of the Adama-sponsored CropTec prize draw now have the opportunity to drive Aston Martin Vantage, Porsche, Lamborghini or Ferrari ‘supercars’.  Visitors to the event at East of England showground were automatically entered into the draw to drive the top cars as they registered online or at the show. Many admired the Aston Martin Vantage [...]

ORO AGRI gets positive feedback at CropTec 2014

ORO AGRI, a global manufacturer of agricultural adjuvants, pesticides and foliar nutrients, made its debut at this year’s CropTec Show, which took place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, UK on 19 – 20 November 2014.“This is the first time that we have exhibited at CropTec and were delighted to have the opportunity to [...]

How Do UAV’s fit into the commercial world?

Eagle Eye Innovations have just spent a few days at a big agricultural event in Peterborough UK called CropTec. It showcases all things technological that affect agricultural such as automated driving devices for tractors, sprayers, software for yield management and other fascinating state of the art gadgets that are designed to help ease the burden [...]

Open your minds to technical innovation in crop protection, urges agchem MD

An urgent rethink in the way crops are grown and protected is needed to ensure the UK arable sector can overcome significant short- and medium-term challenges that threaten its economic performance.Rob King, managing director of Adama UK, the principal sponsor of arable technical event CropTec, used his opening address at the show in Peterborough (Nov [...]

Spring Cropping clinic on offer from Limagrain at CropTec

With a return to more normal cropping conditions this autumn, growers will have more time to consider their spring cropping options.  However this season these decisions need to be made in the context of several key issues affecting many farms up and down the country – CAP reform, black-grass control and making the most of [...]

Delivering grower benefits through advanced breeding technologies

Robert Hiles, Head of Cereals, North Europe Syngenta.“At CropTec I’ll be talking about the hugely important role plant breeding has to play in ensuring the growing world population and subsequent increasing calorie demand, are met.  Quite simply, the challenge is enormous – the world must grow more crops from the available resources and one of [...]

Extra OSR stress tolerance

Matthew Clarke, Dekalb UK & Nordics OSR BreederBreeding varieties with a high output potential isn’t difficult. But combining this potential with the greatest performance ability under less-than-ideal conditions is far more challenging.Monsanto has identified major differences in the ability of high output winter OSR hybrids to tolerate nutritional as well as other environmental stresses.Our screening [...]