Meeting point of crop cultivation professionals with convincing exhibition and specialist program – exhibitors and visitors draw a positive conclusion – over 380 exhibitors and around 15,000 visitors in midsummer weather at the Südzucker-Versuchsgut Kirschgartshausen near Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg) – Particularly great interest among young plant managers and international trade audiences
(DLG). After the corona-related break, the DLG field days underlined their position as the leading platform for international crop cultivation. Visitors, exhibitors and the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) as organizers are very satisfied with the course and the result of the outdoor fair, which takes place from the 14th to the 16th. June 2022 took place on the site of the Südzucker test property Kirschgartshausen near Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg). The event presented future strategies and solutions for the challenges of modern crop production.
There was particularly popular with young plant managers. The international visitors came mainly from the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, France, Poland and the Czech Republic. Around 130 international specialist journalists and agricultural bloggers also took advantage of the overview of the innovations, which are strong drivers of the transformation of agriculture. Under the guiding theme “My crop cultivation. My future.” the DLG field days offered farmers forward-looking developments in varieties, processes, technologies and resources that enable farms to develop individual management strategies. Visitors showed great interest in new seeds and varieties, plant protection and fertilization as well as in the topic of robotics. Here, not only was the “Field Robot Event” able to demonstrate the current state of basic research, but for the first time a large number of practical robots were also presented by exhibitors. The machine demonstrations focused on demonstrations on chemical and mechanical plant protection technology.
The information on organic farming presented with a special at the DLG field days was of great interest among visitors, according to the preliminary survey results among exhibition visitors. Almost one in three people was interested in this exhibition offer.
“Exhibitors and visitors were highly satisfied with the visit to the DLG field days,” sums up Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Managing Director of DLG. The DLG field days have been more diverse than ever before. They are the important information platform for future companies,” says Dr. Grandke, DLG Managing Director. More than half of the visitors were younger plant managers. Here at the DLG field days, they were looking for strategies for agriculture and solutions for the development of their farms.”
The DLG field days were organized by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) in cooperation with the Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg (MLR), Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main eG Köln together with Raiffeisen Waren GmbH Kassel, ZG Raiffeisen Karlsruhe and Vereinigte Hagelversicherung. As specialist partners, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Berlin), the Federal Institute for Agriculture (BLE) in Bonn, Südzucker AG (Mannheim) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture (MWVLW), Rhineland-Palatinate in Mainz supported the event.
Voices of the exhibitors
“We are very satisfied, the customers are happy to come out again and get in touch with our consultants personally and watch our varieties live in the field – not only via video and camera,” said Sophie Riebeling from KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA.
“We are totally satisfied, the DLG field days are the platform of the industry, the coming together of all parties involved,” says Markus Röser from BASF SE Agricultural Solutions Europa Nord.
“Even if farmers or contractors are informed about YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., then there is still the scepticism: Does he really do what I see in the video? Fairs such as the DLG Field Days, where we get the opportunity to show something practical, a whole corner helps us,” Phillip Kamps from AgXeed B.V. noted.
Michael Horsch (HORSCH Maschinen GmbH) emphasized: “The DLG Field Days are one of the most important exhibitions in Western Europe at this time for us. I am pleased for the DLG that it can once again show what organizational performance it can provide.”
Further voices from exhibitors and also visitors to the DLG Field Days 2022 in the video can be found here: https://youtu.be/1Uu0czio3cc
The next DLG field days will take place from the 11th to the 13th. June 2024 at Gut Brockhof in Erwitte near Lippstadt (North Rhine-Westphalia).
Current image material is available at www.dlg-feldtage.de/de/presse/bildmaterial.