Morning session- Ways in and ways onwards

10am               Precision farming made easy , how a normal farmer made it work. James Porter from Porters Farms (Walpole) Ltd, will be discussing with Karl Schneider his first 12 months of precision farming 600 +Ha in Suffolk. Starting with a new yield-mapping combine, the first steps into RTK and Variable rate seeding.

10.30am          Moving on… A proficient precision farmer presents how using his management information allows him to drive farm margins and target inputs for excellent crops and returns.

11am               Ways in and ways onwards with precision farming. Panel Discussion with all the speakers from above and Robert Yardley – Farm Manager, Velcourt, chaired by Karl Schneider, Editor, Farmers Weekly.


Afternoon session – in practice


1pm                 Fault finding – which parts of the farm are not making any money and what can we do about it? Mike Green, National Specialist, Arable Agronomy, Natural England will look at the use of precision data alongside environmental activity to stop making a loss on field areas and turn this into a profit by taking up agri-environment options or voluntary activity.


1.30pm            Controlled traffic adoption – Will Goff, Foxburrow Farms, Norfolk, a farmers lessons from adoption of CTF.


2pm                 How precision farming can help when its gone wrong? Data integration, soil problems, diagnosis and repair, hardware incompatibilities. – Panel discussion– with industry perspectives from   Harry Henderson, AHDB , David Purdy (John Deere) Ben Hatton/Sarah Alexander (Gatekeeper) – chaired by Karl Schneider, Editor, Farmers Weekly.