The role of smart wifi in keeping farms safe

Rural crime in the UK hit an eight-year high in 2020, costing farms and rural businesses around £54 million. Gareth Williams, CEO at Gigaclear, a leading rural broadband provider, talks to us about the essential role that Smart WiFi can have in keeping rural communities safe from crime.

This app could save your life

“What3words has become an absolutely essential part of the modern farmer’s toolkit,” says Rhonda Thompson, the NFU’s Lincolnshire county adviser.

Technology with a “hugely powerful impact”

Since its Lamma launch in 2020, the Smart Farmer app has taken the industry by storm, quickly becoming a must-have safety device on farms across the UK. Its creator, Marc Skivington, originally created the app to help with machinery checks on his own farm, and has since developed a range of updates, covering lone working, training, risk assessments and more.

Revolutionary all-electric, mini robotic platform launches

Auto Spray Systems has announced the launch of a new breed of autonomous robot – the first of its kind in Europe – which promises increased efficiency and reduce emissions.

Sencrop adds favourite farming forecasts to smart weather app

Farm weather station specialist Sencrop has announced an upgrade to its popular mobile app, allowing customers to use their preferred weather forecast service from within the app itself.

SymAgri appointed as authorised dealer for Trimble Agriculture

SymAgri, Systems for Agriculture, a new division powered by the Thurlow Nunn group has been created to provide customers with independent technology solutions and is now a dealer for Trimble Agriculture products, for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and North Essex.

New updates for award-winning safety app

Smart Farmer, which offers practical solutions to keep machinery operators safe, has introduced a range of new features and updates, with further development on the way. We spoke to creator Marc Skivington to find out more.

“Barn Owl Wireless eased my grain store management considerably”

Thirty per cent of yearly food waste on UK farms is cereals, with a value of £26m for wheat alone, according to data collected by the charity WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). Agri-tech innovator Martin Lishman Ltd believes that there is huge potential to reduce the amount of waste on farm simply by promoting best storage practice.

Openfield and Roger Warnes Transport get IT right

Openfield Group Limited, the British farmer-owned co-operative, has successfully worked together with Roger Warnes Transport to integrate two IT systems which benefit both businesses and Openfield’s farmer customers.

Concerned over the difficulty and cost of installing security at your farm?

Rural crime rates are increasing all over the country and causing farmers the unwelcome stress of how they should secure vital mobile assets and secure their farm buildings.

Company celebrates its 10th anniversary

For 10 years, RTKF Net has been assisting arable farmers and other businesses to increase productivity and efficiency.

World’s first all-electric, driver optional tractor introduced

As farmers face numerous challenges, including labour shortages, climate change, safety issues and government regulations, Monarch Tractor says its new innovation combines electrification, automation, machine learning and data analysis to overcome these issues, maximising yields and cutting costs.

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