Wanting to buy a light-bar for making fertiliser spreading more accurate? Looking to go the whole hog with autosteer? Whether you are a GPS novice or seasoned campaigner, the best place to get advice and guidance is at this year’s Precision Farming Event.
- It takes place on Wednesday 6 March (9am – 4pm) at the Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE.
- Tickets are £15 on the day or £10 if you pre-register. To book, ring 0845 4900 142 or go to www.farm-smart.co.uk/precision/
10.45am: Simon Griffin from SOYL: Performance mapping – unlock a gold mine from your yield map data
SOYL’s new performance mapping algorithm creates one simple performance map that analyses trends built over a number of seasons, which are hidden in a bank of yield maps. The performance map then forms the base for an investigative road map to improve yields.
11.30am: Clive Blacker from Precision Decisions: Managing variable canopies for the coming season
Erratic weather conditions are set to continue, increasing the likelihood for even greater variability. Clive will discuss practical solutions to help manage and minimise these difficulties.
12.15pm: Simon Blackmore from the National Centre for Precision Farming: Future generations – an overview of what’s next in precision farming
Simon will speak on the latest developments in precision farming, highlighting new technologies such as machine vision, mechanical weeding, laser weeding, unmanned aerial vehicles and of course robotic agriculture.
1pm: Andrew Martin from Broadstream Farming: Case Study – precision farming since 2003, what I have tried, liked, hated and loved
Kent farmer Andrew will talk about his 10 years of experiences. How he has been keen to adopt many of the new technologies in arable farming and how he has thrived and suffered at the hands of many of them.
1.45pm: Nick Combes: Case Study – state-of-the-crop intelligence – a farmer’s perspective
Nick Combes, who farms in Wiltshire, will present his personal thoughts on precision agriculture and state-of-the-crop intelligence together with his hopes and aspirations for the future as he embarks upon the first year when unmanned aerial vehicles will become a familiar sight over his farm.
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