THE rearranged Agritechnica will no longer take place next year due to the "deteriorating pandemic" situation, organisers have confirmed. 

Chiefs of the German event, which usually sees more than 450,000 visitors descend on Hanover, also blamed changing Covid regulations and restrictions on travel as they made the announcement this morning. 

The show had already been postponed from its traditional November date in 2021 to February 2022. It means the next Agritechnica will not take place until November 2023.

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A statement from organisers of the machinery event read: "Over the past two years and with a great deal of energy and optimism, we have been preparing for the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery in order for us all to put on a very special AGRITECHNICA 2022.

"An AGRITECHNICA - with a top-flight exhibition program and innovations from all over the world - with a high-calibre technical program that explores current topics in agriculture and highlights solutions – where people from over 140 countries can finally meet up in person again to gather information, exchange viewpoints and make investments.

"Unfortunately, due to the deteriorating pandemic situation in recent weeks and the resulting current official regulations, a situation has arisen which makes the trouble-free execution of AGRITECHNICA no longer possible.

Forestry Journal:

"Together with the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association and the trade fair’s exhibitor advisory board, we have therefore come to the decision that AGRITECHNICA 2022 cannot take place in Hanover under these conditions." 

Speculation was rife that the show was being cancelled during the days before the official announcement.

The statement added: "The health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, partners, members and staff have the highest priority in this situation.

"We are very saddened to have to inform you of this cancellation."