What’s new for growers at LAMMA 2023?

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Guide to launches, kit MOTs, advice and more.

GROWERS looking for ideas and solutions may wish to check out some of LAMMA's launches in January.

This include Dutch sprayer specialist Agrifac’s 6,000 litre Vanguard sprayer, manufactured to have minimal environmental impact (Hall 9, stand 9.250). Featuring new technology designed to save time and utilise smartphone technology, BDC Systems’ (Hall 8, stand 8.410) Grain Balance promises easy and accurate grain measurement post-harvest from field to storage. Meanwhile wireless technology on Cailbre Control’s Falcon grain sampler allows optimal and precise grain sampling (Hall 8, stand 8.130).

Organisers have produced a New Product Guide for the UK show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on January 10th and 11th, outlining what’s new, and where to find it. 

The LAMMA Torques programme of seminars and panel discussions (Hall 6, stand 6.740) will explore the issues on everyone’s minds when planning for 2023 harvest. There will be sessions around carbon, where a biodiverse approach might fit in your business and cost saving tips for machinery efficiency.

The Future Farming Trail showcases the latest technological advances and innovation from across the industry. Those of particular interest to the arable sector include SwiftDetect, a molecular diagnostic test which can detect down to just a few pathogen cells in a crop, helping provide an early warning and the chance for more informed decision making. Hutchinsons is keen to discuss the value of its Omnia software systems and agricultural data. 

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Other trail participants include farm management software solutions company Farmplan and Fox Robotics, which has developed a logistics Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) for agriculture. Machinery manufacturer Merlo UK will show visitors its latest offerings, Syngenta will bring visitors’ focus to ag-chem use, and UK Gaiago will discuss soil analysis and use of data for decision making. Visitors can find a full list and trail map in the LAMMA Showguide.

Contractors will find networking opportunities in the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) Contractors Lounge available over both days at the show. Sponsored by Fendt, the lounge (Hall 12, stand 12.460) welcomes existing or aspiring contractors. Hosted by NAAC experts, visitors can tap into advice and guidance on issues such as safety and transport, see a demonstration of its contractor calculating tool or discuss the Assurance Standard for Contractors.

For the first time, LAMMA will be hosting live demonstrations in its Demo Arena in Hall 18, stand 18.400. This will include new launches including tractors, ATVs and more, plus the latest kit powered by alternative fuel.

In the Health and Wellbeing Zone, growers can get their own ‘kit’ checked out with a personal health MOT, providing a good start to 2023. Prioritising physical and mental health – of yourself and others – is the focus of the new zone organised by the Farming Help charities (Hall 9, stand 9.530). Representatives from Addington Fund, the Farming Community Network (FCN) and Forage Aid will be on hand to offer information, signposting and support, and are also holding panel discussions on both afternoons of the show. NHS AgriHealth Matters will also be on-site on day one of the show offering health checks and ‘flu vaccinations.

For more information on this and other calendar dates visit our events page.