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Farmer interviews – successes with new technologies

Dr Alice Mauchline interviews farmers to discover their reasons for adopting precision technologies and what the benefits have been.

Dr Alice Mauchline interviews farmers from across the EU to discover their reasons for adopting precision technologies and what the benefits have been. Listen as they describe their reasons for adopting new technologies, find out what they’ve learned about their own farms and the benefits they’ve had.

Here’s a reminder of the types of farms they are managing:

photo of Erik Erik Jennewein: arable farm of 200 ha growing sugar beet, barley, wheat, peas and oilseed rape in Germany.
photo of Ben Ben Cooper: mixed farm of arable cereals; wheat barley and oats and extensive grazing beef in Wiltshire, UK
photo of Mel Mel Curnick: 2,000 acre arable farm with a poultry unit in the UK
photo of Simon Simon Beddows: 1,000 ha estate just NE of Reading, UK. Very variable soil type growing combinable crops on approx. 750 ha with a large environmental scheme
photo of Antony Antony Pearce: a joint venture of three family farms – a total of 3,500 acres growing combinable arable crops farms in the UK
photo of Valerio Valerio Vittorio Ventura: the company’s production includes extra virgin olive oil, monovarietal and flavoured oils, ancient cereals and flours, legumes, chestnuts, potatoes and various vegetables but also truffles, chestnuts and walnuts in Ascoli Piceno, Italy
photo of Maciej Maciej Szeptycki: South Poland, close to the Ukranian border. The farm is roughly 300 ha on very good quality, black soil. I grow vegetables; cauliflower, broccoli, onions and root parsley

Please share your own experiences of adopting precision and digital technologies and the benefits they’ve provided. There’s an opportunity to share the challenges in a the Step after next!

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