Philip Garford, Garford Farm Machinery

Automation as an alternative to chemicals

“Weed control has certainly been changing in the past few years,” says Philip Garford, Managing Director of Garford Farm Machinery. He is set to speak at Agri-Tech East’s annual REAP conference in November. We caught up with Philip for his views on crop management, advancing automation and Garford Farm Machinery.

Peterborough-based ‘Garford Farm Machinery’ develops, manufactures and distributes high quality row equipment products to the UK and world agricultural market.

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Agri-tech news update

  • Back to the future for sustainable farming

    Published: 28 July, 2017

    “We need to go back to how my grandfather farmed, but using modern science,” says Andrew Blenkiron, Estate Director at Euston Estate and speaker at the forthcoming REAP conference. Blenkiron believes that to ensure long-term soil security, organic material should be put back on the land; rather than removing it with the harvest.

    Aptly themed, ‘Today’s Knowledge Meets Tomorrow’s Technology’, the event will focus on emerging agri-tech to secure a productive, profitable and sustainable future.

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  • Going global – Africa, Argentina and Asia

    Published: 27 July, 2017

    Could crop varieties that cope in extreme environments thrive in the UK? Would “no-till’ practices from the altiplano work below sea level on the fens? Would on-farm processing from other geographies…

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  • What is the impact of digestate on soil?

    Published: 27 July, 2017

    Digestate, a by-product of anaerobic digestion, is increasingly of interest to farmers as it promises a rich source of nitrogen and an alternative to artificial fertilisers, but how to use…

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  • First exhibitors announced for REAP

    Published: 27 July, 2017

    Robotics, smart irrigation management, “farm on a chip”, novel purchasing and procurement technologies for farmers, weather predicting and monitoring solutions are among the technologies we have featured at REAP in…

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  • Soil and water focus for Smart-AKIS workshop

    Published: 26 July, 2017

    “Soil underpins the vast majority of agribusinesses in the UK,” says Professor Jane Rickson of Cranfield University’s Soil and AgriFood Institute which is hosting the next Smart-AKIS  workshop. There will…

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  • New Cambridge Centre for Crop Science gets green light

    Published: 25 July, 2017

    A new Cambridge Centre for Crop Science (3CS) has got the go ahead and £16.9m of funding. It is to be a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge and…

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