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AG Expo opening, a success

February 27, 2019

Over 10,000 people are expected to attend Exhibion Park's AG expo over the next three days.

From February 27- March 1 from 9am-5pm, more than 350 indoor and outdoor exhibitors will be set up to present farmers with the latest in agricultural technologies and products. Farm Credit Canada, who presented the event calls Lethbridge an agricultural hub.

"This is a premier event. Agriculture is actually really important to Lethbridge and its community. We have a lot of businesses here that rely on agriculture. So, this is a good event to be at." says manager of business development, Lowell Beefus.

AG Expo showcased some of the industries most advanced technologies. Grant Sroka from Capstan AG systems explained the complexity of advanced sprayers on the market.

"What we do is add a PWM solenoid onto the sprayer, onto every individual nozzle of the boom (which will) change the duty cycle so we can adjust the flow and with GPS signal we can anticipate if you're speeding up or slowing down. (We can) adjust that duty cycle and keep you on your targeted rate and constantly on your correct pressure and droplet size." 

Although the indoor trade show is sold out, the outdoor trade show has limited space.