Seed meets Technology will kick off its fifth edition from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Seed Valley. This year’s highlight is the symposium titled ‘The future of seed treatment – is there a threat for treatment?’ with speakers from Limagrain and ctgb, among others. The main theme is the reduction in seed treatments and the vision on it from a perspective of technology, seed companies and regulations.
The programme is focusing on keeping visitors abreast of new innovations and projects. After starting in 2014 with 15 participants, the number of participants has risen to almost 50. The event attracts more than 1,700 visitors from all over the world.
Many participants are organising their own meetings on various subjects. Volkmann for example, is giving a lecture about the transport of seeds, and Seed-X is organising a meeting about increasing breeding probability and shortening breeding time. Amphasys will be focusing on improved seed yield and prediction by monitoring pollen quality in its meeting, while Incotec will be looking at big data and deep learning.
The three general symposiums this year are about new cultivation systems, seed treatment and using proprietary data to create value (data processing).
For more information, visit the website: www.seedmeetstechnology.com