DLG Field Days: AGRAVIS reports a positive interim conclusion
Until Thursday, the employees of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG are still presenting the full range od skills in crop cultivation at the DLG Field Days in Bernburg. On Tuesday evening, the guests at the AGRAVIS stand included Federal Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt.
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- They met at the AGRAVIS stand in front of the Isaria sensor (from the left): Dirk Bensmann (Member of the Managing Board of AGRAVIS), Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens (Minister of Agriculture Saxony-Anhalt), Christian Schmidt (Federal Minster of Agriculture) and Carl-Albrecht Bartmer, Chairman of the DLG
"It could hardly be better." This is how Dirk Bensmann, Member of the Management Board of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, reviewed the first of three exhibition days at the DLG Field Days in Bernburg (Saxony Anhalt). "The weather has played its part so far – many trade visitors showed a keen interest in the AGRAVIS topics and the different field trials on the very first day," said the member of the AGRAVIS Managing Board contentedly.
Besides, Bensmann was also able to welcome a guest of honour to the AGRAVIS stand: in the evening, Federal Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt undertook a walkabout of the fair grounds and stopped at some selected stations. Together with DLG Chairman Carl-Albrecht Bartmer and the Minister of Agriculture for Saxony-Anhalt Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Schmidt informed himself about the range of services offered by the local agricultural trading firm and service provider and he and the AGRAVIS experts discussed the trials that had been set up. "Minister Schmidt was also interested in our topic AGRAVIS NetFarming and the associated advantages for agriculture and the environment," Dirk Bensmann explains. AGRAVIS NetFarming is the new concept of the agricultural trading firm, which in future will on the one hand be used to improve the cross-segment service for customers and on the other hand to organise the utilisation of resources in an even more effective manner.
Subsequent to 2012, AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG is again co-organiser of the DLG Field Days and will present itself with different topics at a 3,000 square metre fair stand. "The first talks went off very well, visitors are interested, and with our selection of trials and offers we have our finger exactly on the pulse of time," Bensmann says.
Among other things, guests can closely inspect the Isaria sensor specific partial areas. In talks with the crop cultivation consultants, they can have a look at the soil below ground level ask about the strip-till method or delve into the cultivation of catch crops. The latter is interesting above all in view of the EU agriculture reforms. Accordingly, it is now possible for farmers to modify their additional service for environmental protection to their operating processes. Field edges, hedges or the cultivation of catch crops and protein plants are only some of these possibilities. AGRAVIS has developed various catch crop mixtures, which aim to enhance and stabilise soil fertility over the long-term. "It is important that we as trading partner and the politicians are close to the customer, the farmer. Only by a joint effort will we be able to find the best solutions for everyone," Bensmann stresses in conclusion.