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Drones in Agriculture – An Aerial Robotics Revolution

If you are looking for a full summary of how drones can and are being used in Agriculture, we’ve compiled our series about them into one whitepaper. Whether you are interested in where they are heading in the next few years, what research is currently being done into their agricultural possibilities or if you simply …

Drones in Agriculture – Case Studies

Whilst drones might seem like a technology that are in their early stages, significant advances have been made in the last two years. They are no longer only for those researching future technology. They are becoming more and more mandatory in an agricultural world driven by data. We’ve compiled two case studies of ho…

Drones in Agriculture – Farming from the skies

There is an increasing buzz around what exactly drones can do for agriculture as a whole, but what are the real-world applications for Farmers right now? Whilst experimental, there is a great deal of extremely exciting research being conducted all around the world, looking at ways to utilise on-board sensors to help i…

How technology could help tackle Brexit

Much speculation has circulated about what Brexit will mean for farming, whether this is stricter labour rules, smaller subsidies or restricted exports. But in reality, nobody yet knows what is going to happen. So, is there anything farmers can do to prepare for the unknown? So far, the biggest and most notable impact…

Drones in Agriculture – Predicting potato yields

With the increasing availability of drone hardware for agriculture, a huge amount of interest has been directing in the direction of aerial crop scanning. Combining these new technologies with ever-increasing computer power has the potential to yield some incredible results. Researchers at Fera Science, for example, h…

Farmplan releases entry-level version of Gatekeeper

Farmplan, part of Proagrica, has today announced the release of Gatekeeper Express, a new entry level, cloud based crop recording solution.  Gatekeeper Express builds on the success of the market- leading Gatekeeper farm management software program. “Smaller or less complex businesses need information about their b…

Self Sufficiency in UK Agriculture

The UK relies on imports – both to feed its population and to produce its own food – but there are calls for the nation to become more self-sufficient. It is becoming increasingly unlikely that the UK will have free access to the European single market after Brexit,...

How software can make farming more sustainable

A growing world population means demands on farmers to produce secure, sustainable supplies of food are greater than ever before. But while there will be an estimated 1.2bn extra mouths to feed by 2050[1], increasing pressure on land-use and concerns about the...