Why precision farming becomes more and more important in modern agriculture: AGRITECHNICA ASIA

agricultural machine 1918989 640Precision agriculture is the use of modern technologies to improve the precision and efficiency of agricultural management practices

AGRITECHNICA ASIA digital talks #3, to be held on 16 December, hosted by the Agri-Tech organisation for the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) will discuss how they integrate the expertise and knowledge of plant science and precision technology to improve the efficiency of farm operations, including targeted fertiliser and agrochemical applications.

The speakers include:

Dr Elizabeth Warham FRSB - Agri-Tech Sector Lead @Department for International Trade (DIT)

Elizabeth leads the Department for International Trade Agri-Tech team promoting investment and trade of innovative agricultural businesses, products and services to improve agriculture through the cutting edge of innovation. The team provide help to institutions, large businesses and SMEs to encourage foreign investment and sales of UK products abroad.

She has expertise and experience in plant sciences, and technology development more broadly across the agri-food sector. Previously, she supported the Government Chief Scientific on food, water and environmental issues to ensure that science and engineering in these areas is applied effectively and appropriately within Government. In the UK Department for International Development, she managed research programmes to develop appropriate technologies for different agricultural production systems in low-and middle- income countries. She worked for ten years at the International Centre for Wheat and Maise Improvement in Mexico.

Dr Anthony John - Precision Agriculture Specialist, Agri-Tech Team @Department for International Trade (DIT)

As precision agriculture specialist for DIT, Tony concentrates on developing FDI and trade around precision agriculture related to crops. Following a PhD on mycotoxin contamination of grains, Tony has 25 years experience in plant science focused on discovery development and registration of novel agrochemicals for crop protection, working in a number of corporates, including Bayer. His experience within precision agriculture is in the utilisation of all aspects of hardware and data to drive and understand increases in crop yield.

Mr Chris Horne - Plant Science Specialist, Agri-Tech Team @Department for International Trade (DIT)

As plant science specialist for DIT, Chris concentrates on developing FDI and trade around indoor farming and digital agriculture related to crops. He studied Agricultural Botany at Reading University and then spent 22 years in a range of market and product development roles in the crop protection industry – including UK, European, Asia Pacific and Global roles. More latterly, Chris has spent 15 years as a Director in marketing research and consultancy firms, focusing on various agricultural sectors.

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