Published on 14th June 2018
Freelance journalist Adam Clarke won the Guild's 2018 Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) Award with an article examining the potential of direct injection spraying systems.
The annual award recognises the best article or broadcast highlighting the role of engineering in modern food and energy production.
The award is sponsored by IAgrE – the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in the land-based sector.
Adam's winning article – Is direct injection spraying technology about to take off? – was published in Future Farming on 9 November 2017.
IAgrE chief executive Alastair Taylor praised the high standard of entries as he presented Adam with £750 and a commemorative trophy for winning the award.
Alastair said: “Adam's piece was well researched, clearly written and includes useful panels on the available pros and cons of direct injection spraying systems.”
The award was presented at the Guild's annual Bangers 'n' Beer reception, held at the 2018 Cereals event on Wednesday, 13 June 2018.
Adam is pictured above receiving the award from Alastair and Guild Chairman Catherine Linch.
More than 70 Guild Members attended the Bangers 'n' Beer reception – making it one of the most successful in recent years.
Runner-up in the award was Geoff Ashcroft for an article on retrofitting auto-steering systems to older tractors, published in Farmers Guardian in July 2017.
Judges said the article was useful for farms wishing to stay up to date without the need to make a big investment in new machinery.
Geoff is pictured below, receiving his £250 prize and commemorative award from Alastair and Catherine.