Industry alliance to accelerate crop production

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

A new strategic alliance of industry innovators has been formed to accelerate the identification and development of new technologies to help growers adapt to the challenges of crop production in the future. Charlotte Cunningham reports. AD4PT brings together machinery specialist Horsch, crop protection organisation Adama, plant breeder DSV and adjuvant and biostimulant experts Interagro, with the vision of challenging conventional thinking and testing new approaches. If ever there was a time to reflect on the challenges now faced by growers and food producers, the last year has been it, says Adama UK product manager Alison Hall. “With extreme weather events and the global COVID-19 pandemic to deal with, in addition to the ongoing drive towards more sustainable production, the need for growers to adapt to the new environment for food production has never been greater. “Acceleration in the effects of climate change, increasing weed, pest and disease resistance, regulatory challenges and environmental pressures on farmers, means building resilience and adaptability into production systems is now an absolute necessity. “All the companies involved in AD4PT believe passionately that technology, and in particular the integration of best practice techniques, has a major role to play in helping growers meet the future demands…
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