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Smarter Farming for Soils Health and Water Management

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Cranfield University

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How can “smart agriculture” help farmers improve the health of their soils and optimise water use efficiency? That’s the question we’ll be tackling in the second in our series of meetings in partnership with the SMART-AKIS EU Smart Farming platform.

Automated irrigation scheduling and remote soils monitoring are already in commercial use on some farms – but the innovation pipeline is brimming with new ways to help growers make best use of some of their key resources. With a series of short talks from industry and academia you’ll hear how these technologies are being used on farms, as well as having the opportunity to have your say about the practical aspects of embedding these new practices in your business and what you want to see the future hold. We’ll also be considering data transmission between on-farm devices, the cloud and the grower and how this information can lead to greater knowledge about crop performance and the well-being of soils.

The event is FREE to attend but prior registration is essential.

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10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Welcome and introductionBelinda Clarke, Director, Agri-Tech East

Dave Tinker, SMART-AKIS project

10.45 Company presentations

Showcasing “smart” technologies either in development or commercially available to help growers and land managers remotely monitor and manage their resources more effectively.

11.30 Research insights

Featuring insights into the research pipeline in development at Cranfield University around “smart” land and resource management

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Workshop

An opportunity for farmers and technology developers to share their ideas and insights around the innovation needs of the future; the risks, opportunities and challenges for commercial uptake of these new products and services

14.15 Workshop feedback

14.30 Closing comments

14.45 Optional tour of Cranfield University research facilities

16.00 Close and depart


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This event is FREE for members of Agri-Tech East and non-members.

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Basis CPD points will be available for attendees of this event.

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