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Precision Farming Technologies

11 Jun 2020

Chaired by Hadyn Craig, Department of International Trade

This session explores the current and new technologies that might be available to assist arable farmers to target pests, diseases and weeds more efficiently.

  • Jonathan Gill, HAU: Hands Free Hectare is now a Hands Free 35-acre farm where automated machines are growing arable crops remotely without operators in the driving seat or agronomists on the ground
  • Sam Watson Jones, Small Robot Company, gives an insight on farmbots Tom, Dick and Harry which plant, feed and weed arable crops autonomously with minimal waste
  • Harry Coppin, Garfords looks at the benefits and practicalities of mechanical weeding in arable rotations
  • Nick Tillett, Tillett & Hague Technology, looks at the practicalities and benefits of spot spraying and band spraying
  • Brian Gorham, MagGrow talks about how magnetic spraying technology is enabling farmers to cut drift and make more precise spray applications

 

BASIS POINT AVAILABLE

NRoSO POINTS AVAILABLE (2 points)

Chairperson
Hadyn Craig, Agri-Business Specialist - Department for International Trade
Speakers
Jonathan Gill - Harper Adams University
Sam Watson Jones , Co Founder - Small Robot Company

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