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11-12 June 2024

Bygrave Woods

at Newnham Farm

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New thinking, new technology

14 Jun 2023
Cereals Mainstage

Chaired by Prof Mario Caccamo, CEO at NIAB

New innovations and technology are essential tools for a more sustainable and competitive future. This quick-fire session explores some of the most exciting new ideas and thinking.

Prof Nigel Halford, Crop Scientist at Rothamsted Research, looks at the latest developments with gene edited wheat.

Dr Matthew Paul, Co-founder of SugarOx, explores the use of sugar signalling to boost wheat yields by 20%.

Kit Franklin, Senior Engagement Fellow at Harper Adams University, explains how autonomous vehicles are managing crops and fieldwork at the Hands Free Farm.

George Mills, Alternative Fuels Manager at New Holland, explores the practicality and reality of various fuel alternatives, from methane to hydrogen, electric and biofuels – what does the future hold?

Casey Woodward, Chief Executive at AgriSound, talks about a new way to monitor pollinators and therefore crop yields at home and abroad.

Jack Wrangham, CEO at DroneAg, explains how Skippy Scout, an app to control autonomous drones, can supplement crop walking, providing leaf-level analysis and actionable crop data.

Robert Pearson, CEO at Autospray Systems, has been championing the use of large drones for spraying and spreading on UK farms of all topography. Now that spraying from drones can be done under license, he explores the potential uses.

Mario Caccamo, Chief Executive - NIAB
Nigel Halford, Crop Scientist - ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH
Kit Franklin, Senior Engagement Fellow - Harper Adams University
George Mills, Alternative Fuels Manager - CNH Industrial N.V. - New Holland
Matthew Paul, Cofounder - SugarOx
Robert Pearson, CEO - Autonomous Spray Systems
Casey Woodward, Chief Executive - Agrisound
Jack Wrangham, Director & Founder - Drone AG
Peter Robinson, Head of Sales UK - Agxeed

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