CropTec 2022 will help growers control costs and cultivate resilience

  • The CropTec Show is returning to the East of England Showground in Peterborough on November 23 and 24. Tickets are free and available now at

Now in its 10th year, the event will deliver the usual CropTec formula combining industry-leading exhibitors with the latest machinery and technology, networking and discussion opportunities as well as valuable updates on arable sector developments.

“CropTec’s seminar programme is renowned for bringing together the industry’s top experts, policymakers and most successful farmers and this year is no exception,” said event manager Gareth Jones. “In our 10th year we were particularly keen to deliver a schedule providing the chance for farmers to invest in their knowledge and give practical insight into controlling costs and cultivating business resilience.”

Coping with change is the focus of the first seminar session with speakers tackling some of the most pressing questions around cost management in the arable sector. Speakers include Harry Henderson of AHDB, Carl Atkins agribusiness advisor with Terravost and Cambridgeshire farmer Ed Reynolds.

Further sessions explore how new technology and data can help control fertiliser costs and how to monetise environmental deliverables on-farm. From carbon to water, experts including George Cook from Andersons, Michael Kavanagh from Green Farm Collective and Dr Liz Reddy of ADAS will discuss opportunities for financial gain. The afternoon session explores the strategies currently available to help farmers reduce chemical inputs, while also asking ‘where next for disease control?’

This year’s specialist hubs will explore subjects including Water (sponsored by Anglian Water), IPM (AHDB), Natural Capital (Trinity AgTech) and Digital Farming (Bayer). Each hub has its own speaker schedule as well as experts on hand for one-to-one discussion and questions.

The Training Zone organised by BASIS provides visitors with practical information, advice and inspiration. Teresa Meadows, BASIS head of environment and public affairs will discuss the importance of continuous training for farmers. She will introduce BASIS’s new course Principles of Sustainable Land Management and how it supports the transition to ELMS. Andy Brooks, who recently joined BASIS as head of operations from Harper Adams, will speak about how BASIS courses link to universities and continued education. Steve May, 2022 Sprayer Operator of the Year, will share his career story and how training, including a BASIS diploma, has helped him.