Nordic Field Trial Network (NFTN)

Coordinator: Nicolai Fog Hansen, Danish Technological Institute,

Period: 2022-2024

Nordic Field Trial Network (NFTN) Conference

SLU Campus in Uppsala February 7-8 2024
This conference is set to connect academics, professionals and researchers from agriculture and technology sectors to explore and discuss the latest advancements in technology application within field trials.

The event kicks off with a networking dinner where participants can meet and get to know each other. The following day, delve into our conference where you’ll gain valuable insights into the most innovative technological applications within field trials, presented by leading experts in research and industry.
Topics will cover areas such as robotics in agriculture, self-driving agricultural vehicles, autonomous machinery for field trials, the use of drones and many more.

About the network:

Execution of field trials has been a classic discipline in all Nordic countries for the past more than 50 years. Most field trials are executed by a few institutions. The methods for executing field trials have been well-proven for many years and have a great credibility in the industry and at a high scientific level.

The classic execution of field trials must be developed to be able to incorporate and generate more comprehensive answers to the new challenges i.e. the effect on greenhouse, gas production, sustainability. New technical possibilities open up completely new dimensions in the way we work. The challenges are the same across borders, and there is an expressed desire to learn from each other and in collaboration innovate new methods.

The network will primarily carry out its activities by holding conferences and workshops, where specialists in the field will be brought together to exchange experiences and develop new methods.

The network is coordinated in a collaboration between SLU, NIBIO, SEGES Innovation and the Danish Technological Institute.

Everyone is welcome to join the network, and we can offer years of experience in conducting field trials and we are all curious to learn new things.