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This year’s CropTec takes place during a time of huge uncertainty as Brexit lingers on the horizon. But what is becoming clear is the most efficient, forward-thinking business will likely come out on top post 2020.
Therefore, it has never been more important to take on-board what technologies and innovations the industry has to offer – many of which will be available to see, discuss and in some cases try out at this year’s CropTec.
CropTec development director Stephen Howe says: “Key decisions about the future must be made now and CropTec has been designed to help that process. Whether it’s about the future of their crop protection armoury; business expansion or contraction; the role and benefit of environmental schemes or investment in machinery, visitors will have plenty of opportunity to discuss the options with all the technical specialists on-hand at the seminars, hubs and trade stands.
“The technical focus of this year’s CropTec is about benchmarking and using that business tool to demonstrate how growers can reduce their unit cost of production further in order to become more competitive despite climate change, currency markets or fickle politics. Regrettably, it’s the last mentioned which could be key to the future of the UK arable sector,” adds Mr Howe.
Seminar programme: This year’s seminar programme will feature more than a dozen leading speakers covering four key technical areas: crop breeding, crop establishment, crop nutrition and crop protection. Seminar content is based on feedback and extensive research with farmers and agronomists to ensure it is both relevant and timely.
Knowledge hubs: Four knowledge hubs, which consist of short, sharp presentations delivering key take-away messages, will also feature at CropTec 2017. The popular black-grass hub returns, and three new hubs covering oilseed rape quality and weed management, biostimulants, and data and analytics also feature.
Farm Innovation Zone: Alongside the hubs and new for this year is a Farm 491 Innovation Zone, where visitors can quiz a range of leading agritech innovators.
Exhibitors and trade stands: More than 160 exhibitors will be on-hand to discuss a wide range of innovative products and thinking from the latest precision farming systems to ideas around cultural weed control.
Sprayer demonstrations: CropTec’s sprayer demonstration area gives visitors an exclusive opportunity to test drive and experience on a one to one basis the latest sprayers on the market from leading manufacturers.
Elisabeth Mork-Eidem, head of events at Briefing Media which organises the show, says: “Content and knowledge exchange will remain the focus of CropTec. We want to build on being the show where visitors come armed with questions and leave with useful practical advice on how to become better at what they do.
“We would urge all those farmers and agronomists who are looking to the future to come to Peterborough in November to discuss adaptation of new technology, cutting edge agronomy and best business practices.”
CropTec provides the perfect platform to get up-to-date with the latest legislation and encourages knowledge exchange through professional development.
Visitors to CropTec 2017 will be able to collect BASIS and NRoSO points on both days.