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BGAJ Award eAlert - Omnia Precision Farming Award

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Johann Tasker
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             New Guild print/broadcast journalism award!

£2,000 prize fund!

For articles or broadcasts on precision farming

Deadline: Wednesday, September 6th

Last chance!

The Guild is delighted to welcome crop production specialist Hutchinsons as a new journalism award sponsor.

The new Omnia Precision Farming Award, sponsored by Hutchinsons Omnia precision agronomy services, is open to any Guild member who has had a feature on the use of precision farming technologies in agriculture (arable or livestock) or horticulture published or broadcast between August 1st 2016 and August 1st 2017.

There is a £1,500 prize for the winning article and £500 for the runner up, with the results to be announced at this year’s Guild Harvest Lunch in London on October 12th.

This new award reflects the growing use and importance of precision farming technologies and the need for journalist members of the Guild to report on its intricacies and potential with clarity.

“To date, precision technology has been about collecting data - for example yield maps, soil pH and nutrient analysis - but there has never been a way to connect this data together in a way that it can be used to influence farm management decisions,” notes David Hutchinson, chairman. “We believe that precision technology must offer a way for growers to measure and monitor their farm activities in such a way that it improves efficiency and productivity.

“The industry is facing a period of increasing uncertainty and anything that can be done to help farmers meet these challenges is an important role for members of the Guild,” he adds. “With this in mind, Hutchinsons is delighted to support the new Omnia Precision Farming Award to promote and support the benefits of precision farming now and in the future.” 

To enter a piece of work published or broadcast between August 1st 2016 and August 1st 2017, send a high resolution PDF of a print article, a link to an online article or the script of a broadcast to Guild awards secretary Jamie Day (jamie.day@agritradenews.co.uk ) detailing when and where the piece was published or broadcast.

Entry deadline: Wednesday, September 6th

 

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