20 February 1998

Precision Day – March date you shouldnt miss

EXPLOITING precision farming techniques to cut costs and boost yields is the focus of Precision Farming 98, the industry showcase for all that is new in this fast developing sector.

Organised by Fusion Events in association with farmers weekly, the event takes place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on Wed, Mar 4, from 9am-5pm.

A seminar programme will run alongside the event, giving visitors the chance to drop in to hear expert speakers before returning to the trade stands.

Admission on the day is £5. Pre-booked visitors and members of the East of England Agricultural Society get in free. Contact the organisers on 01539 734725.

Exhibitors booked to date

ADAS, Agco (Massey Ferguson), Chavtrac, Communications & Measurement Technologies, Farm Works, Farmade Management Systems, Farming On-Line, Flexi-Coil, Galaxy PrecisionAg Services, Garford Farm Machinery, Greenland, Griffiths Elder, Hans Holzl (Dalgety Ag), Hardi, Hindhay, Hydro-Agri, KRM, Kemira Agro, Knight Farm Machinery, Kuhn, L &#42 Agro, Landmark Systems, Mid-Tech Europe, Pear Technology, Profarma, Protimeter, Racal Survey, RDS Technology, S & G Soil Services, Silsoe College, Simba International, Soyl, Tech International, Trimble Navigation.

Precision Farming 98

Seminar programme

10-1.00 HGCA Precision Farming Project: an update of progress focussing on three key issues:

– Soil factors affecting variability of crop decvelopment

– Agronomic decisions – are we ready to make them?

– Precision mapping of crop development

1.00 Precision farming made simple – Richard Price, Chavtrac.

2.00 How to benefit from nutrient and yield maps – Mark Glyde, SOYL and Robert Barnes, Beds farmer.

3.00 Minimising the cost of crop establishment – Gary Markham, Grant Thornton

4.00 Precision farming, the first 12 months – Emma Farley, Holton Power Farmers, Lincs.