Soil health and regenerative techniques will be to the fore during this year’s CropTec seminars, writes Ken Fletcher in an article for The Scottish Farmer. With growers in the midst of a tumultuous time in British farming, this year’s programme will examine the building blocks for a sustainable arable farming future.
This will focus on four key technical areas of arable farming, including crop protection and crop nutrition, alongside a renewed focus on soil health and adopting regenerative techniques on-farm.
Based on feedback and extensive research with farmers, this year’s sessions have been designed to help address some of the challenges facing arable farmers and advisers as they navigate the biggest agricultural transition since the post-war era, says Fletcher in his article.
An exciting new development for 2021 will be the introduction of a ‘Lunchtime debate’, focused on regenerative agriculture and sponsored by Horsch.
The theme of CropTec 2021 is “Cultivating resilience: farming in a changing climate”. It will take place on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th November at East of England Showground, Peterborough.