Farm creates Maize Maze with mapping and precision farming software
31st October 2023
Like many rural businesses, Flanesford Priory in Herefordshire recognised the need to diversify and sought innovative ways to expand into tourism. To bring their vision to life, they decided to create a unique attraction – the Maize Maze.
Garford announces new dealership agreement with Ben Burgess & Co
27th September 2023
Garford Farm Machinery has substantially increased its territory across the East of England with its new distributor agreement.
Amazone expands precision seeder range with new trailed models
18th May 2023
Developed specifically for large-scale farms and contractors, the new Precea 9000-TCC and 12000-TCC come in working widths of 9 and 12 m respectively and provide high-precision seed placement, ensuring optimum field emergence even at increased working speeds of up to 15 km/h.
The power of AI and machine learning to optimise beef and dairy cattle
9th May 2023
The vast computational power of machine learning has the ability to better alert farmers, resulting in earlier interventions and treatments to benefit animal health and welfare and provide a significant economic boost to the industry. This is according to Chloe Hazell, Agxio’s bioscientist & research lead, who explores the potential of data and AI in the beef and dairy industries.
New report highlights how AI could shape the future of farm machinery
25th April 2023
A report incorporating views from leading industry experts has predicted a “data-driven and precision agricultural future” where technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) will play an increasingly important role in farming life.
How measuring and managing carbon emissions can advance your farm business
13th April 2023
Becky Wilson from Farm Carbon Toolkit explained how understanding where emissions come from on a farm can support informed decision-making on reducing carbon footprint, which can lead to increased business resilience and profitability, at a farming conference hosted by accountancy firm Scrutton Bland in early 2023.
New applicator “improves PCN control and reduces product wastage”
27th February 2023
Replacing an aging, and often unreliable farm-built nematicide applicator with the Terracast GR, an applicator specifically designed for precision placement of nematicide, starter fertiliser and cover crops has enabled Cheshire-based potato farmer Zak Stanier to (not only) improve the accuracy of his previous system but also widen potential use of the farm’s new applicator to include sowing cover crops and placing starter fertiliser.
Report predicts growth in tech such as ‘smart crops’ by 2030
4th October 2022
The agricultural sector has seen rapid innovation in recent years due to the need to produce more food on less land, with technologies such as smart crops, agricultural drones, and smart greenhouses on the rise, according to GlobalData’s latest report.
Digital decision-making tool helps to deliver on-farm efficiency
1st October 2022
Combining satellite technology with precision machinery has enabled cereal grower Pat Thornton to reap the rewards of better crop uniformity and yield, by optimising inputs usage and tracking disease, on his farm in Doncaster.
New technology in the fight against grassland weeds
7th October 2021
An innovative precision farming platform is employing artificial intelligence (AI) in the battle against weeds in grassland.
Farmplan: Gatekeeper launches major integration update with Claas
7th October 2021
Farmplan, a leading agricultural software specialist, has released a Gatekeeper update that delivers improved integration with Claas machines, utilising wireless data transfer for enhanced functionality and efficiency.
Ease of connectivity makes transition to variable rate drilling smoother than ever before
7th October 2021
Robert Sullivan of GSC Grays and farm manager of Raby Estates, has been looking at how to introduce variable rate applications across the two farms that make up the estate in both Durham and Shropshire.