The CropTec present, a technical arable farming occasion, will have fun its 10 12 months anniversary this 12 months.
This anniversary present might be held on the East of England Showground, Peterborough from November 23-24, 2022.
This 12 months’s theme for the occasion is ‘Farming in a altering local weather: Controlling prices, cultivating resilience’ with seminar programmes addressing environmental regulation, knowledge, pure capital alternatives and illness management.
The occasion was initially created by Stephen Howe. Conscious of the various modifications dealing with arable growers on the time, Howe noticed the chance for a ‘no frills’ technical occasion particularly for the sector.
On the time, new EU rules have been affecting pesticide use and availability whereas UK laws such because the Water Framework Directive, Nitrate Weak Zones (NVZs) and cross-compliance necessities introduced additional calls for for farmers and their operators.
Alongside this, value of agri-chemicals was rising and environmental points posed additional challenges.
“We needed to lift consciousness amongst farmers about what was happening proper now, what was arising within the subsequent 12 months or two and what steps they might take now to organize,” Howe mentioned.
Nick Rainsley, head of promoting for Hutchinsons and a member of the unique CropTec committee, mentioned: “We needed it to be about data and data change to and from producers, suppliers and growers as effectively as potential.
“I’ve been to CropTec yearly since and it’s necessary for Hutchinsons to be there. The important thing energy is the standard of the growers.
“It attracts out the extra technically minded and people which are in search of alternative and trying to study.”
Stephen Burcham, director for Horsch UK, mentioned: “Horsch has been exhibiting at CropTec because the begin.
“It’s a area of interest occasion, however it offers us the chance to succeed in the precise individuals,” he mentioned.
“Folks come for data, and we prefer to be a part of that by sponsoring the seminars.”
Gareth Jones, CropTec occasion supervisor, mentioned: “A lot has modified over the previous decade, however the rationale behind CropTec stays the identical: To deliver collectively sensible know-how and scientific analysis to equip farmers with the newest data and expertise to assist them make the precise selections for his or her companies.
“We sit up for welcoming farmers and growers and their advisers to this 12 months’s occasion.”