The arable sector has difficult instances forward, however the resounding message from CropTec’s tenth anniversary present final week was that there are quite a few alternatives for farmers to enhance efficiencies and embrace new markets.

The occasion, held at East of England Enviornment in Peterborough, introduced collectively growers, agronomists, advisors and technical consultants over two days for seminars, dialogue and networking throughout three busy exhibition halls.

Harvest 2022 had usually been beneficial with sturdy costs offsetting rising enter costs, however subsequent 12 months shall be “a really totally different story” stated Harry Henderson of AHDB who spoke within the opening seminar.

“The elevated enter costs will come house to roost with the crops within the floor this autumn and subsequent spring.”

Web margins could be significantly decrease, and losses had been anticipated for spring barley and oilseed rape crops.

Lowering and making finest use of inputs should be central to plans going ahead for arable farmers.

“One factor is obvious, we have to retain extra inputs on the farm and never lose them by leaching and erosion,” stated George Cook dinner, Senior Farm Enterprise Guide with Andersons.

With growers coming underneath growing regulatory stress, methods to sort out the illness burden and assist farmers higher goal their chemical inputs got here underneath the highlight in a seminar.

Mark Tucker, advertising and marketing and agronomy supervisor for Yara Europe stated:

“For us, crop diet is the primary problem on advisors’ minds, particularly nitrogen as it’s a massive driver of yield and subsequently profitability.”