Published on 30th October 2017
The 2017 Keenan Alltech Farming Innovation Award was won by freelance Andrew Blake for his Tillage magazine article called Tackling tramline ‘river’ losses.
Andrew is pictured above right receiving his award from Keenan Alltech chief executive Robbie Walker at the Guild's 2017 Harvest Lunch.
Judges described the article as a comprehensive piece on how innovation can help solve the problem of water and pesticide run-off from tramlines ending up in watercourses.
They said it was well-researched and written with obvious practical application to the reader.
Freelance Peter Hill was runner up – for his article, published in Farmers Weekly, titled How to design the perfect sprayer filling shed.
Judges said it was a well-researched and easy to understand article.
They said Peter's article had many practical lessons in innovative techniques to minimise spillages and contamination when filling the sprayer.
This was an important subject as environmental compliance becomes ever more important.