Arable Horizons sees future of application technology
The latest Farmers Weekly Arable Horizons event is set to explore tomorrow's farming technology - with an exciting insight into latest and future developments in sprayer and application innovation.
Organised in association with Syngenta, this free one-day event, On Thursday 6 December at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus near York, will be a one-off opportunity for farmers, sprayer operators and agronomists to hear from experts on best practice when it comes to spray application and to learn about future developments.
Speakers include the world renowned application specialist and YouTube sensation, Tom Wolf (below) - better known as one of the 'Spray Guys'. A Canadian-based specialist in spray technology research, Tom has particular expertise in spray drift and pesticide efficacy.
In a series of interactive presentations, James Thomas, Syngenta New Farming Technologies Specialist, will discuss the latest innovations in spray application technology from across Europe and how they can be practically implemented on farm.
Paul Temple, Chairman, Voluntary Initiative, will address responsible use of pesticides, the industry's regulatory pressures and what spray operators need to be aware of to demonstrate pesticide stewardship.
Specialists from some of the industry's inspirational pioneering businesses, including Precision Decisions and Drone Ag, will look at how spray application is changing, and the potential for new precision-based techniques such as variable rate spraying, optical spot spraying and pulse width modulation systems, along with the potential of drone technology to deliver spray applications on UK farms.
There will also be the chance for a behind the scenes look at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, an international centre of excellence for scientific research and advice and home to one of the Government’s four Agri-Tech Centres, Fera Science and Crop Health and Protection Limited (CHAP).
Farmers Weekly Editor, Karl Schneider, above, enthused:
"Farmers Weekly’s Arable Horizons will be examining some of the most exciting and innovative research fields that are set to revolutionise UK agriculture over the next two decades and beyond.
"Arable Horizons will give the confidence that they are following best practice when it comes to spray applications, ensuring they get the most from products and protecting the environment," he added.