Arable Horizons

Interactive talks exploring tomorrow’s farming technology

Agriculture and innovation go hand in hand. For centuries the adoption of new approaches and technologies, from selective breeding and more powerful machinery to chemical fertilisers and high-yielding crops, have enabled farmers to reduce costs and boost production. But what will technology for the farm of tomorrow look like?

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 be looking into spray application research and technologies which will give those in attendance 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.

Programme highlights will include:

Up-to-date guidance on best practice in spray application
Advice on how farmers can demonstrate pesticide stewardship to protect water and minimise the risk of further regulation
Expert insight into the opportunities and challenges of new precision-based sprayer technologies
Insight into some of the research and development work being carried out at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus
Discussion and networking with fellow farmers and spray operators

Previous lectures

Developments in crop breeding and genetics

The future for UK soil science

Robotics, automation and associated technologies

What next for biocontrol?

Exploiting climate change for UK farmers

Sprayer application in the UK