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Case study: stratified soil sampling

The state of your crop is both a result and an indicator of the underlying soil chemistry. SatAgro allows soil sampling to be planned based on biomass variability. The results …

Farmer interviews – the environmental impact

In the last of our videos in which Dr Alice Mauchline talks to farmers from across Europe, the environmental implications of adopting precision and digital technologies are discussed. Ben considers …

Social considerations

Adopting precision farming has the potential to create wide ranging social impacts, from the agricultural workforce to food security. In this step we’ll explore these potential positive and negative impacts …

Farmer interviews – the social impact

Watch this last of Dr Alice Mauchline’s talks with farmers from across Europe to hear their thoughts on the environmental implications of adopting precision and digital technologies. Apart from a …

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to the final week of Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems, where you’ll be considering the social and environmental aspects of precision farming. You’ll continue to …

What’s next?

Congratulations, you’ve completed the second week of Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems. There was a lot of information to take in this week and you’ll now …

Financial considerations

In Step 1.7 we looked at the three pillars of sustainability. This Week we have focused on the first pillar – financial and economic sustainability. Do any of the priorities …

Plan, monitor, analyse

Precision farming has been described as ‘a means of increasing the chance that the right crop management strategies are implemented in the right place at the right time’ [1]. But …

Farmer interviews – the financial implications

In this video, a selection of our 7 farmers discuss the financial implications of adopting precision and digital technologies on their farms. They discuss affordability and share useful tips for …

Prescription Maps

Prescription maps are generated from a range of geo-referenced data, such as soil nutrient levels and historical yields, and provide input rates for defined zones of a field. Using the …

Farmer interviews – challenges of new technologies

In this video, Dr Alice Mauchline asks the farmers about the challenges they’ve experienced when using precision and digital technology. Issues such as compatibility between manufacturers, knowing what data you …

Sensor-based Technologies in Precision Farming

A range of data needs to be collected and analysed to generate map-based outputs for precision farming. Sensor-based technologies are a vital part of this process of collection and analysis …

Map-based Technologies for Soil Maps

Soil maps provide information such as soil type, nutrient levels, moisture and topography (eg slope and elevation)[1]. They can be used to divide fields into homogenous zones for management, important …