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31/10/2013

Duration:
13 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 October 2013

Charlotte Smith reports from the first ever CROPtec event in Peterborough. Aimed at arable farmers, it showcases the very latest in precision farming, crop protection, and technology. Charlotte discusses a future without neonicotinoid pesticides with the NFU's Plant Health Advisor Don Pendergast and asks farmers what they will use instead. She also gets to grips with Biobeds , a way of filtering water contaminated with pesticides and returning it to farmland. Continuing our look at on-the-job learning, Charlotte hears how attending an event like this earns you points towards a professional qualification. And she ends her CROPtec adventure with a hair-raising test-drive of a 36 metre, 8,000 litre, sprayer tractor unit. Presented by Charlotte Smith and Produced by Anna Jones.

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