Agriculture is ruled by time – the seasons, crop emergence, breeding cycles, interventions. New agri-tech is emerging that can overcome the limitations of time, and these exciting developments will form part of the discussion at REAP 2021, which has the theme “Changing Time(s) For Agriculture”.
Groundswell is the first opportunity to see people in person, and innovation is best directed at solving a problem – so to start the thinking we are doing a straw-poll at Groundswell and asking the big question:
“What aspect of time has the biggest impact on farming?”
How would you rank the following?
- Harvest time? The yield per crop can be lost at the last moment with adverse weather
- Time window? Making interventions when and where they are most effective increases productivity
- Time gap? The capability to forecast demand and deliver what the market wants, when it wants it
- Real-time decision making? The ability to make good decisions using multiple sources of information
- Working time? Having sufficient labour available to complete all essential tasks
- Biological time? Overcoming the limitations of animal and plant time clocks over germination, reproduction, maturity
Agri-TechE at Groundswell
Groundswell is all about regenerative agriculture – including no-till, cover crops and livestock in an arable rotation. This practice is being adopted more widely and creates the demand for new methods of monitoring, sensing, measuring and decision making.
Agri-TechE plans to have a stand at the showground on Lannock Manor Farm, Herts on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th June for Groundswell.
If you are visiting the show, do come and find our stand at the event – where you can take part in the industry insight poll. You can also arrange a meeting in advance, if you prefer.
We are really looking forward to seeing some friendly faces after a very long year indoors!
Some of Agri-TechE members will also be at Groundswell – take a look below: