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Thematic Forum Program

We are expecting a large number of visitors from all corners of Asia-Pacific for AGRITECHNICA ASIA 2018, who will be seeking information about the latest developments in agricultural machinery and equipment. Alongside the many displays and presentations on exhibitors‘ stands, we aim to offer visitors a wide range of expert forums discussing topical, relevant and also international subjects.

Within the DLG Forum, we would like to address and discuss aspects of practical relevance from the fields of agriculture, development and plant production.

At DLG Forum 1, Hall 98

22 August 2018

Time Topic Organization
10.30-11.00 Key Farm Machinery Used in Dairy and Beef Farming in Thailand

By Dr. Krailas Kiyothong, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand

Celikel Tarim Makineleri San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. 

11.00-11.30 Increasing Feed Efficiency

By Peter Vis,Senior Manager – Green Harvest

AGCO Holding (Singapore) Pte. Limited

11.30-12.00 Maschio Gaspardo Corn Best Practice

By Diego Ranzato, Product Marketing Manager Asia

Maschio Gaspardo CHINA

12.00-12.30 Reuse of Undigested Fibres as Bedding Material – Professional Solutions by FAN Separator

By Klaus Ferk, Sales Director – Asia

Röhren- und Pumpenwerk Bauer GmbH

12.30-13.00 “Why use a TMR Mixer?”

By Leigh Poulson-Haynes, Area Sales Manager – SEA

KUHN SA

13.00-13.30 Impact of Digital Farming on the Sustainable Optimization of Crop Production

 

By Dietrich Mertens, DF Commercialization Manager

XarvioTM The Digital Farming Company

13.30-14.00 The Sustainable Way of Farming. Perspectives and Machine Solutions for Asia from APV

By Gregor Witzmann, Head of Technology and Customer Service

APV – Technische Produkte GmbH

14.00-14.30 1.) Excitement in the Asian Melon Market; New Market Opportunities and Chain Cooperation

(Economy)

By Jan Doldersum, Manager Chain & Retail

2.) Transition of Asian Market from Low/Mid Tech to Mid/High Tech and Rijk Zwaan’s Contribution to this Development

(Economy)

By Friso Klok, Marketing & Business development/ Area Manager Asia

Rijk Zwaan Distribution B.V.  

14.30-15.00
15.00-15.30 Silage Production and Roughage Management

By Jan Cortenbach, Chief Technical Officer

De Heus Voeders B.V.  

15.30-16.00
16.00-16.30 To Be Announced FORIGO ROTER ITALIA 

16.30-17.00 Use of Humic Acid and Humic Substances in Agricultural Sectors, Application and Results”

 

By Dr. Yasser Dergham

Humintech GmbH 

23 August 2018

Time Topic Organization
10.30-11.00 Control Options of Relevant Properties for Optimal Plant Growth

(Plant Nutrition)

By Harald Braungardt, Managing Director

Step Systems GmbH  

11.00-11.30
11.30-12.00 A Practical Approach to Training Farmers – What Works and What Does Not:

Perspectives from East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer

By Lysette Lacambra, Technical coordinator

East-West Seed 

12.00-12.30 Automated Positioning – Starting from Where You Are

 & Precision Farming

By Phillip Hubbard, Director of Sales APAC

Topcon Agriculture   

12.30-13.00 Introduction to Horticulture Lightning with LEDs

(Horticulture)

By Alexander Wilm, Senior Key Expert for Illumination

OSRAM OS Thailand   

13.00-13.30
13.30-14.00 Impact of Digital Farming on The Sustainable Optimization of Crop Production

 

By Dietrich Mertens, DF Commercialization Manager

XarvioTM The Digital Farming Company  

14.00-14.30 Getting Nutrients where They Belong to. Manure Application for Reduced Losses and Improved Plant Nutrient Uptake

(Plant Nutrition)

By Sebastian Smija, Sales Manager – Asia Pacific

Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH  

14.30-15.00 Maschio Gaspardo Rice and Sugar Cane Best Practice

By Alberto Rosso, Business development manager SEA

Maschio Gaspardo CHINA   

15.00-15.30 Nitrogen-Fertilizer Forms Affect the Nitrogen-Use Efficiency in Fertigated Citrus Groves

& Plant Nutrition

By Micheal Keaney, Agronomy Development Manager, Thailand

Yara International ASA – Thailand 

15.30-16.00 Silage Production and Roughage Management

By Jan Cortenbach, Chief Technical Officer

De Heus Voeders B.V.  

16.00-16.30
16.30-17.00 The Connected Farm

(Smart Farming)

By Angus Hogan, Product Manager – FUSE Technologies

AGCO Holding (Singapore) Pte. Limited

17.00-17.30 To Be Announced CNCIC 

24 August 2018

Time Topic Organization
10.30-11.00 Lily’s and Calla Lily’s for Asia Market

By Ali Alizadeh

Van Den Bos Flowerbulbs 

11.00-11.30 Sugarcane Harvesting

Samart Kasetyon Ltd. Part.

11.30-12.00 The Connected Farm

(Smart Farming)

By Angus Hogan, Product Manager – FUSE Technologies

AGCO Holding (Singapore) Pte. Limited

12.00-12.30 Biogas Production on Poultry Farms

(Energy Decentral)

By Thomas Hastedt, Chief Representative South-East Asia

EnviTec Biogas AG

12.30-13.00 Increasing Yields and Save Water with Sophisticated Irrigation Systems by BAUER

By Klaus Ferk, Sales Director – Asia

Röhren- und Pumpenwerk Bauer GmbH

13.00-13.30 BIOGAS in Germany and Worldwide / Possibilities of (Financial) Assistance”

(Energy Decentral)

By Markus Fürst, Consultant for Development Cooperation, Development Cooperation Scout

Fachverband Biogas e.V.

13.30-14.00 Gain from Each Drop. Modern Drip Irrigation for Efficient Water Use in Crop Production

By Klaus Rosenberg, Commercial Manager Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia

Netafim Ltd.

14.00-14.30 Technical Details on Horticulture Lightning

(Horticulture)

By Dr. Ivan Chew, Senior Application Engineer

OSRAM OS Thailand

14.30-15.00
15.00-15.30 Silage Production and Roughage Management

By Jan Cortenbach, Chief Technical Officer

De Heus Voeders B.V.  

15.30-16.00

At DLG Forum 2, Hall 98

22 August 2018

Time Topic Organization
10.30-11.00

To Be Announced

11.00-11.30 One for All, All for One’ Success through Joint Machinery Use

By Andreas Hastedt, Managing Director

German Machinery Ring Association 

11.30-12.00 Precision Farming in the Asian Context

1.) Crop Establishment

& Crop Production

By Dr. Bob Martin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney

and Edo Lin, Export and Milling Manager, Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Programme (CAVAC)

2.) Drones and Precision Application

& Digital Farming

By Dr. Tri Setiyono, IRRI Remote Sensing Team

and Dr. Bob Martin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney

3.) Laser Land Leveling

& Soil Cultivation

By Caling Balingbing, Mechanization and Post-harvest Specialist

International Rice Research Institute – IRRI   

12.00-12.30
12.30-13.00
13.00-13.30
13.30-14.00
14.00-14.30
14.30-15.00 Sustainable Rice Production

& Crop Protection

By Martin Gummert

International Rice Research Institute – IRRI   

15.00-15.30
15.30-16.00 Farming goes Digital – Ways to Get Agriculture Smart and Digital

(Digital Farming)

Speakers:

  • Representative from MOAC
  • Dr. Werrner KloosDeputy Director General for Agriculture, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany
  • René Döbelt (DLG), Chairman and Vice President at the Department for Exhibitions
  • Shane Snijders (AGCO), Business Development Manager
  • Dietrich Mertens (xarvioTM), DF Commercialization Manager
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, MOAC, Thailand  

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, BMEL, Germany 

German Agricultural Society, DLG  

AGCO Holding (Singapore) Pte. Limited  

xarvioTM Digital Farming Solutions  

16.00-16.30
16.30-17.00 Special Block:

Drones – A Promising Tools for the Future Agriculture

(Digital Farming)

17.00-17.30

23 August 2018

Time Topic Organization
10.30-11.00 Best-Practice Rice Production in NW Cambodia

& Digital Farming

By Dr. Bob Martin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Best Farmers Practice: Bob Martin, Agricultural Systems Research Cambodia Co., Ltd. 
11.00-11.30 Increasing Yields and Save Water with Sophisticated Irrigation Systems by Bauer

By Klaus Ferk, Sales Director – Asia

Röhren und Pumpenwerk Bauer GmbH 

11.30-12.00 Low Cost Direct Rice Seeder – ELI Seeder

& Digital Farming

By Edo Lin, Export and Milling Manager, Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Programme (CAVAC)

Best Farmers Practice: Edo Lin 
12.00-12.30 Machinery Rings – Concept and Implementation

By Andreas Hastedt, Managing Director

German Machinery Ring Association 

12.30-13.00 Special Block:

Drones – A Promising Tool for Future Agriculture

(Digital Farming)

13.00-13.30
13.30-14.00 Keynote Speeches – Enabling Environment for Sound Regional Trade and Investment

Section 1: “General Condition of Regional Trade and Investment in Asia and Pacific (Import and Export, Tariff, FDA …)”

Section 2: “Case Introductions of the Trade and Investment Policies in their Countries”

Section 3: “How to Ensure Quality and Safety of Agricultural Machinery Produced and Traded in Asia-Pacific Countries?”

Section 4: “Priorities of Financial Development Agencies in the Areas of Agricultural Machinery Trade and Investment ”

Section 5: “Needs and Expectations of the Private Sector”

Section 6: Q&A

Moderator: Dr. Klaus Erdle, DLG

Speakers: To Be Announced

Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific – ReCAMA

14.00-14.30
14.30-15.00
15.00-15.30
15.30-16.00 Testing of Agricultural Machinery, DLG

(Machinery)

German Agricultural Society, DLG 

16.00-16.30 Panel Discussion – Regional Actions for Integrated Trade and Investment of Agricultural Machinery in Asia and the Pacific

(Economy)

Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific – ReCAMA

16.30-17.00

24 August 2018

Time Topic Organization
10.30-11.00 Smart Technology in Rice Farming. Using Drones and Laser Leveling for Better Rice Production

By Garry Townsend

Best Farmers Practice: Garry Townsend, Harvest Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
11.00-11.30 Agrifuture Insights (AFI) – Your Look through the Key Hole of International Agricultural Branches”

(Economy)

German Agricultural Society, DLG

11.30-12.00 Dual Vocational Education Program

(Education)

By:

Markus Hoffmann,Project Director at the GTCC

Kitchapat Trakulmaykee, Director of Mitrphol Development Institute

German-Thai Chamber of Commerce – GTCC  

Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Limited

12.00-12.30
12.30-13.00 Maschio Gaspardo Product Range for Asia

 

By Alessio Riulini, Branch Director China-India & Sales Director Asia

Maschio Gaspardo CHINA

13.00-13.30 Impact of Digital Farming on the Sustainable Optimization of Crop Production

 

By Dietrich Mertens, DF Commercialization Manager

XarvioTM The Digital Farming Company

13.30-14.00 Special Block:

To Be Announced

Agricultural Office, Embassy of Israel
14.00-14.30
14.30-15.00
15.00-15.30
15.30-16.00 We are Young. We are Free. We are Young Farmers.

(Networking)

Live Skype Interview with Young DLG Farmers in Germany

German Agricultural Society, DLG

16.00-16.30 Special Block:

Drones – A Promising Tool for Future Agriculture

(Digital Farming)

16.30-17.00

Special Show “Maintenance” powered by Systems & Components Asia

Together with the collaboration of partner companies and associations, Systems & Components Asia is presenting a special show touching on every aspect of maintenance operations, from the basics to the most advanced techniques.

190 sqm will be divided in two areas, one dedicated to “Smart and Predictive Maintenance” where companies can showcase their innovative products in hydraulics, transmissions, engines, cabins and HMI. The other area will highlight “Basic Maintenance”, with live demonstrations and equipment workshops regarding cardan shafts, gearbox sealing, tractor maintenance and tires.

4th ReCAMA Member Meeting

DLG International and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific are happy to welcome the 4th Annual Member Meeting of ReCAMA, Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific, at AGRITECHNICA ASIA 2018.

Conference Program 2018

22 August 2018
Room Time Topic Organization/Speaker
AMBER 2 13.00-16.00 Technology Implementation for Organic Agriculture

การใช้เทคโนโลยีกับการเกษตรแบบอินทรีย์

นิตยสารเกษตรกรก้าวหน้า

AMBER 3 10.00-17.00 INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURE FORUM: 
“HORTICULTURAL PRODUCT QUALITY”

More details

International Society of Horticultural Science

  1. M. Yves Gidoin, Président du Pôle de Compétitivité VEGEPOLYS and Directeur Général de Fleuron d’Anjou, Angers, FRANCE.
  2. Dr. Antonio (Jun) Acedo, Postharvest Specialist, Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, THAILAND.
  3. Ms. Paphavee Suthavivat, CEO Swift Co. Ltd. THAILAND.
  4. Professor Errol W. Hewett, Professor of Horticultural Science [Emeritus], Massey University, NEW ZEALAND.
AMBER 4 12.30-16.30 Trade Mission

(By Invitation Only)

Office of Agricultural and Industrial Trade Promotion, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce

23 August 2018
Room Time Topic Organization/Speaker
AMBER 1 10.30-12.00 Urban Farming in Mega Cities Urban Farming Partners (Singapore)

13.00-16.00 Holland Smart Horticulture Seminar

“Smart Horticulture”

The Embassy of the Netherlands 

AMBER 2 9.30-12.00 Smart Farming Solution for Improving Thai Horticultural Production

การใช้ระบบอัจฉริยะในการเพิ่มศักยภาพพืชสวนไทย

Department of Agriculture (DOA)

กรมวิชาการเกษตร

13.00-16.30 Improving Orchid Production and Quality for Sustainable Conservation

แนวทางการพัฒนากล้วยไม้เพื่อการอนุรักษ์และการใช้ประโยชน์

Department of Agriculture (DOA)

กรมวิชาการเกษตร

AMBER 3 10.00-12.00 The 4th Member Meeting of the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations (ReCAMA)
(By Invitation Only)
Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations (ReCAMA)

13.00-16.30 Who Determines the Future of Thai Durian Market?

ใครกำหนดอนาคตทุเรียนไทย?

Kehakaset Magazine

นิตยสารเคหการเกษตร

24 August 2018
Room Time Topic Organization/Speaker
AMBER 2 9.30-12.00 Durian Opportunity in International Market

มองอนาคตทุเรียนไทยในต่างแดน

Department of Agriculture (DOA)

กรมวิชาการเกษตร

AMBER 3 10.00-13.00 Workshop on “Smart Learning for Smart Farmers”

(Closed session)

12.30-17.30 กัญชาพืชพลังชีวิตที่คนไทยกำลังจะเอื้อมถึง Kehakaset Magazine

นิตยสารเคหการเกษตร

Speaker Information

Edo Lin

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Mechanization Field Day

3 May 2018
Kyoet Pin Sa Khan Village, Letpadan, Myanmar

3 May 2018
Time Activities Organizer/Speaker
8.00-8.15 Welcoming Remarks Director of Agricultural Mechanization Department (AMD)
8.15-12.00 Demonstration of equipment for different field operations

  • Laser leveling system
  • Drum seeder
  • Transplanter
  • Post-harvest equipment
 International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Agricultural Development Support Project (ADSP), Agricultural Mechanization Department (AMD), Department of Irrigation (DoI), Department for Agricultural Research (DAR)
12.00-13.00 Lunch Break
13.00-13.30 Seminar on Laser leveling experiences from other countries and business models International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

13.30-13.45 Sharing of farmers’ experiences on laser leveling Farmers from Maubin
13:45-14:15 Open Forum
14:15-14:45 Options for Postharvest Handling Practices Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) / Pioneer Agrobiz Co., Ltd.
15:15-15:30 Coffee/Tea Break
15:30-15:45 DLG Presentation Katharina Staske, DLG International GmbH

15:45-16:15 AGCO presentation AGCO Corporation

16:15-16:50 Open Forum
16.50-17.00 Closing Message from Department for Agriculture Department for Agriculture Township Manager

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