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11 Facts About Agritechnica
Every other year, visitors from near and far make their way to Hanover, Germany, to learn about the latest innovations and gain insights from others in the industry at Agritechnica. For those involved in agriculture, coming together to share their knowledge is critical for the future of agriculture. And it’s an event that continues to gain importance as agriculture works to develop solutions for feeding a growing population with less resources. Following are 11 facts about the world’s largest agricultural exhibition.
The number of halls filled to the brim with the latest machinery and technology.
The exhibition covers approximately 40 hectares, which is nearly 100 acres.
There are more than 2,800 exhibitors.
There are 53 countries represented at Agritechnica.
The show expects to welcome more than 400,000 visitors over seven days.
There are more than 250 tractors on display from about 30 companies, including Kubota’s AgriRobo autonomous tractor.
There are 30 combines on display, which cover 10 brands.
At nearly 35 tons, Ropa’s Tiger 6, a sugar beet harvester, weighs in as one of the heaviest machines on site – even with its 30-ton sugar beet bunker empty!
Krone’s Big X 1100 is the largest forage harvester on the grounds at 1,100 hp from a 12-cylinder MAN diesel engine.
At 517 hp, the Fendt 1050 Vario is the largest standard tractor at Agritechnica this year.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, there are more than 475 million farms worldwide less than two hectares (about 5 acres) in size.
Italy has the most exhibitors at 370 companies. China is second with 110. The United States came in 13th with 46.
As the world’s leading agricultural exhibition, Agritechnica is helping the industry share knowledge across borders.