• Omnia Precision Agronomy - software connecting agronomy and precision farming

    Creating the optimum seed bed

    “Omnia Precision software mirrors the way farmers and agronomists think when they look at a field,” says Oliver Wood, Precision Farming Technology Manager at Hutchinsons.

    The company’s new precision agronomy service combines multiple factors such as soil type, weed burden, seed bed conditions and even potential yield which are represented by maps and over-laid to build variable rate application plans. This means that farmers can develop tailored seed rates for different parts of the field that are appropriate to the conditions at the time, thereby linking precision farming with agronomy.

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  • New wheat genome sequence is the most accurate yet

    New wheat genome sequence is the most accurate yet

    The wheat genome contains 17 billion bases – that’s five times the size of the human genome which has made it more difficult to sequence.  A major breakthrough has been…

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  • potato yield model

    Agrimetrics brings Potato Yield Model to farmers’ fingertips

    As consumer preferences for potatoes become more specific, with both small (salad) and large (bakers) premium products the number of potatoes that a farmer can produce of the required size…

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  • Dr Cristina Sargent

    It all adds up, says Dr Sargent of the Smith Institute

    Solving the problem starts with framing the right question. Dr Cristina Sargent of the Smith Institute believes that mathematics is a clear, objective way of resolving the type of complexity…

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  • WeFarm provides an SMS text platform for small scale farmers in developing countries that don’t have access to internet. Using a mobile phone they can receive peer to peer advice on their crops and livestock.

    Analysing text messages helps improve WeFarm advice

    WeFarm provides an SMS text platform for small scale farmers in developing countries that don’t have access to internet. Using a mobile phone they can receive peer to peer advice…

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  • Farm map on your smartphone supports connected farm

    Hertfordshire farmer Mark Faure Walker was so frustrated by how much time and money he was wasting trying to manage data about his crops that he decided to design an…

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  • IEA joins cluster to develop environmental big data analysis

    The Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) was established last year to support the development of skills in environmental big data analysis. To strengthen its ties with the agri-food sector IEA has…

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  • Agri-Tech East REAP Conference 2016

    REAP: time to change … and benefit from others’ experience

    Technology – literally the “science of craft” is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or the accomplishment of objectives. Just as the Green Revolution…

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  • Abby Schlageter from tech.vidacycle at REAP 2015

    Meeting at REAP 2015 leads to business opp

    Andrew Francis, Senior Farms Manager at Elveden Farms, was looking for a way to track produce from field to store electronically to replace paper records. When he heard Abby Schlageter of…

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  • Designed by farmers, driven by GPS

    GPS positioning can be made accurate to within a few centimetres using a technique called ‘Real Time Kinematics’ developed by farmers. It can be used to guide farm machinery along…

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