6th December 2018
A good turnout at the Farmers Weekly Conference in Sand Hutton
More than 100 farmers attended a Farmers Weekly conference in Sand Hutton today. The keynote speaker was Tom Wolf, a renowned Canadian based specialist in spray technology research, talking about best spraying techniques and machines.
His key messages were:
- Application quality will not improve as sprayers get larger and more powerful
- Heavy reliance on the goodwill of industry advisors and operators and on the reporting of drift by neighbours
- Outside of drift damage to crops, there is a concern about impact of drift on ecosystems
Much to everyone’s surprise he reported there is no blackgrass in Canada.
During an extended lunchbreak the farmers went on a tour of Crop Monitor, the mobile laboratories and the E-Flows Mesocosm.