Improving efficiencies through technology
Appropriate technologies can help improve sustainability. We explore the agri-tech that is enabling farming businesses to improve productivity with less environmental impact.
Virtual fencing brings gains for Cornish farm
A virtual fencing technology enables beef producers Lisa and Piers Guy to graze marginal areas without the need to build and maintain fencing. We find out more about this novel approach.Read more here
Delivering savings through technology
Technology can help livestock farms minimise feed waste and make big financial and environmental savings. We find out about Alltech’s Navigate programme.Read more here
Alternative fuel for farm vehicles
Interest in alternative fuels for farm vehicles is growing. We look at two options which promise high performance while also reducing environmental impact.Read more here
Farming robots: ‘The Fourth Agricultural Revolution’
Researchers and automation experts have joined forces to create a robotic solution to the problem of slugs - we find out more about SlugBot.Read more here
Helping farmers move towards regenerative agriculture
A new digital platform is helping farmers model the potential impact of regenerative farming techniques before deciding to commit. Devon-based farm consultant Jason Hayward-Jones tells us about RegenFARM.Read more here
Robotic milking – Benefits beyond yield
Increased milk yield is just one benefit of automated milking systems. We talk to two experts about the data generated by milking robots, and the difference it can make.Read more here
Hands Free Farm
A project at Harper Adams University has been investigating the use of autonomous farm machinery. Kit Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, outlines the project’s success to date.Read more here
The Agri-EPI Centre is one of four government-funded UK Agri-Tech centres working across industry and academia in the agri-food sector. Presented at this year’s Innovation Week, we look at three sector-specific projects working on innovations to take the industry forward.Read more here
How could precision farming improve your farming system?
Precision agriculture is proving one way to reduce operational costs on farm. CNH Agriculture’s Precision Farming Specialist, John Downes, explains the latest agri-tech products from AGXTEND™.Read more here
Data: supporting the future of farming
Cornish company Glas Data is determined to make farm data management quick, easy and affordable, and transforming it into meaningful management decisions. Company co-founder Colin Phillipson tells us how.Read more here
Dairy industry robotics: how do they help?
Farming robots are on the rise, but are these mechanical helpers a viable solution to the high production demand faced by dairy farmers? We spoke to Devon dairy farmer Dan Slee to see how robots are helping his operation.Read more here