WSGA CONFERENCE 2023
Thursday 9th November 2023
Thought leaders from horticulture, industry and academia will speak on the theme of 'Innovation, Automation, and Robotics' to give their insights into what technologies the commercial horticulture sector should be seeking to exploit now and in the near future.
The conference is open to representatives from across the horticultural sector, education, technology companies, academia, investors, influencers and policy makers.
The opening keynote will be from Minette Batters, President of the NFU.
There will be a brief Q&A after each speaker.
Coffee will be available from 9am.
“Driving growth in UK Horticulture”
Recent advances in Automation, AI and Robotics
Joshua Dalby, Ricardo’s
BIOCCUS, Biomass pyrolysis with Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage
Dr Joshua Burnstone,
Digital Agronomy: insights, inference, and deep learning
Lunch arrangements and housekeeping
12.15 – 1.15
Jeremy Kerswell, Plumpton
How Plumpton works to cater for the ever changing needs of the horticulture industry
Andy Allen, Oasthouse Ventures
The next generation of energy models for glasshouses
Kit Franklin, Harper Adams
Autonomous Arable Farming
COFFEE AND TEA
Agricultural robots have been promised for the last 8 years. How close are we to having robots working on farms? What are the current barriers and what will be the benefits?
Emerging technologies that are coming in other sectors: trends and opportunities in robotics
Thank you & Close