Thursday, May 3rd saw the first “Mechanization Field Day” held by AGRITECHNICA ASIA in Letpadan, Myanmar. This activity is the collaboration between CORIGAP (Closing Rice Yield Gaps in Asia), DLG (the German Agricultural Society), and ADSP (Agricultural Development Support Project) with the goal of fostering mechanization by conducting a seminar and field demonstrations of mechanized options for rice-based cropping systems. This also aims to provide a platform for discussing mechanization related topics.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) appreciates the generous support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and its different directorate and department that includes the Department for Agricultural Research (DAR), Department of Irrigation (DoI), Agricultural Mechanization Department (AMD) and the Department of Agriculture (DoA).
The venue of the Mechanization Field Day was Kyoet Pin Sa Khan village in Letpadan Township which is a CORIGAP project site. The township has an outstanding farming community that serves as a model for government programs in other areas and has many first adopter farmers already evaluating new field machinery and postharvest equipment. IRRI has already demonstrated laser leveling, crop establishment using a transplanter and the drum seeder, and different postharvest technologies like a flatbed dryer and hermetic storage systems here.
AGRITECHNICA ASIA will take place at BITEC event grounds in Bangkok from August 22 – 24, 2018 for the second edition and will expand with the launch of Systems & Components Asia, a specialized tradeshow within AGRITECHNICA ASIA. Systems & Components is market and content-driven and an international platform for highlighting the latest developments in the sectors of transmissions, engines and hydraulics for agricultural machinery and related industries.
2018 will also see the Maintenance Special Show where 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.