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What Do Drone IP Rating Standards Mean for the Agricultural Sector?

What Do Drone IP Rating Standards Mean for the Agricultural Sector?

The drone market has experienced significant growth in recent years.  And as both hobbyist and professional users alike take great interest in exploring the capabilities these devices have to offer, this growth is set to continue, with a huge 76,000 drones projected to be flying the UK skies by 2030, according to Skies without Limits, […]

Robotic arm technology to help reduce the environmental impact of farming

Robotic arm technology to help reduce the environmental impact of farming

A system developed originally to explore Mars has been transformed into an agricultural monitoring device for testing the quality of soil. It has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of farming. The device consists of a mobile rover platform with a robotic arm which carries a soil sensing instrument. It is based on technology […]

Bubbling English wine boosted by new laser data

Bubbling English wine boosted by new laser data

New laser mapping data is about to revolutionise the already booming English wine industry by helping growers identify new land to grow more and better quality grapes, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss will announce today. The recent release of 3D Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) maps, produced by the Environment Agency, will help growers better understand […]

Event indicates increased interest in agricultural drones

Event indicates increased interest in agricultural drones

More than 100 precision farming enthusiasts joined together at Harper Adams University recently, to hear about the latest developments and potential uses of drones in agriculture. The one-day specialist seminar was hosted by the National Centre for Precision Farming (NCPF) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Interest Group, in partnership with agricultural data company, URSULA Agriculture and […]

Perfect storm for agri-tech innovation

Perfect storm for agri-tech innovation

Agri-tech offers huge market potential and to address this Agri-Tech East is hosting the REAP conference – Realising our Economic and Agricultural Potential – which provides a unique opportunity for producers and growers to voice their needs and for technologists, entrepreneurs and investors to gain a deep insight into the challenges facing this exciting industry […]

Professor helps Cambodia’s Agri-Business sector improve knowledge transfer

Professor helps Cambodia’s Agri-Business sector improve knowledge transfer

Professor Yanqing Duan, Director of Business and Information Systems Research Centre, has visited China and Cambodia as part of a research project on improving Cambodia’s information and knowledge transfer in the agriculture sector using mobile internet technology. The ten-month project is part of the AgriTT programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development, and […]

Farmers urged to embrace technology and research for a brighter future

Farmers urged to embrace technology and research for a brighter future

Opening the conference FUW president Emyr Jones said: “Significant inroads have been made in ‘producing more from less’ but margins remain tight and we farmers must continue to work towards maximising outputs whilst controlling production costs. “Technological advances in agriculture are not the result of adopting a one-tool technique but, instead, represent numerous different types […]

£160 million technology boost for UK agricultural industries

Breakthroughs in nutrition, informatics, satellite imaging, remote sensing, meteorology and precision farming mean the agriculture sector is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors. Developed in partnership with industry, the Agricultural Technologies Strategy will ensure everyone from farmers and retailers, to cooks and shoppers share the benefits these exciting opportunities bring. It includes a £160 […]

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