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A range of digital technologies promise to transform agriculture, including sensing, robotics, artificial intelligence, wireless networks & IoT, big data, decision support tools, modelling, digital twins and precision farming. 

 

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Science for Sustainable Agriculture aims to ensure the positive contribution of scientific innovation in agriculture and food production is recognised in public life and policy making.

Agriculture now generates vast amounts of data of different types and at different scales. The ownership, access, control, sharing, value, permissioning, intergration, security, safeguarding and sovereignty of this data represent multiple challenges and opportunities for the sector.

We help farmers improve their soil health by enabling them to benchmark their existing soil data.

The use of robotics is rapidly developing in agriculture, with large and small autonomous vehicles becoming commercially available.

At this years Agri-Tech E REAP Conference, Sarah Kendall, ADAS Crop Physiologist joined a panel consisting of Matthew Smith (Scientific Technologies) and Macelo Galdos (Rothamsted Research) to discuss how the digital world is informing and guiding the developments and decisions in the real world – ranging from digital twins to predictive models, from platforms to help with scenario planning to the use of AI and machine learning to yield unprecedented insights into the future of agriculture and horticulture.

Agri-TechE is a business focused member organisation, supporting the growth of a world-leading network of innovative farmers, producers, scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs who share a vision of increasing the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture.

The standard way to measure and monitor soils has been through soils samples taken to 15-30cm in representative W patterns. A range of technologies are now available commercially and in development to provide higher resolution data across a wider range of metrics. This page provides a space to share and discuss the available and coming tools, services and technologies.

Help us develop a smart app for the management of wheat pests

Industry Leading Agronomists.  With many farming clients, representing over one million hectares, Hutchinsons are a leading agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company.

The agri-tech sector is vibrant and growing, with many exciting companies, organisations and networks are working to develop agri-tech solutions.

Our Vision: A sustainable and resilient agrifood sector, powered by data Our Mission: To transform the agrifood sector through a thriving Data Marketplace, where data can be easily shared, monetised, and accessed

Trusted software which elevates farmers to the heart to the food and farming ecosystem

The British Farm Data Council is an independent not-for-profit group. Providing thought leadership and direction, seeking the gold standard for the British agrifood sector on standards and principles of farm data governance.

Next Generation Crop Analytics

Digica use intelligent AI to make a positive change in the world.    

Pioneering innovation, technology and precision engineering for UK farming. 

The IPM Decisions project will create an online platform that is easy to use for the monitoring and management of pests. Access the platform now at https://platform.ipmdecisions.net/  

An internationally excellent Research Institute” (REF, 2021). Shaping rural development policy and practice in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Many technologies now exist to monitor land at a range from scales, from hand-held sensors and simple cameras, through tractor mounted sensors, drones, aeroplanes through to satellites.

Some of the commercially available digital tools & software include: Fieldview - Bayer Granular - Corteva Xarvio - BASF John Deere Operations Centre Omnia Agleader SMS Breedr Fieldmargin Yagro Geopard AgAnalytics Data Baler Agrible Habiterre Combyne MyFarms CropTrak Trinity Agtech - Sandy AgTools Agricircle   Join this page to add and edit  

Precision farming involves the use of GPS, sensing and control technologies to use spatial data to manage soils, crops and livestock. 

Syngenta UK is a leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology.

Remote sensing solution for Crop Intelligence

Precision farming software and services integrating layers of data.

Frontier Agriculture is the UK's leading crop production and grain marketing business, recognised for its close customer relationships with farmers and grain consumers and its successful management of the arable supply chain.

Driving Decision Making for Efficient & Sustainable Agricultural Production ADAS Digital Decision Support encompasses the way in which we use digital data and digital technology to deliver solutions in crop production, sustainable food and farming, land management and ecology to our clients.

As pioneers in UK precision farming since 1993 we know the difference between sustainable improvements to crop production and the latest trends. Our early commitment to the principle of applying inputs at the right rate and in the right place led the way for 20 years of scientific innovation. Today, SOYL still leads the way and our commercial services are backed by the UK’s largest precision farming specific research and development programme.

Data & technology for the business of farming.

Precision farming company with 20 years experience, based in Scotland but active across the UK. 

The overarching aim of FAIRshare is to ensure that farm advisors and their organisations effectively use digital tools and services for supporting a more productive and sustainable agriculture.

Innovative farming for the future   

Farmers who know Drones https://www.droneag.farm https://www.skippy.farm

Combining space and agricultural expertise for the UK to become the global leader in connectivity enabled agriculture and supply chain research, products, and services.

After four years acting as a 3rd party distributor of various software and hardware, and a highly experienced training school, In 2019, frustrated with existing drone-based, crop monitoring methods, they decided to develop their own smartphone app called "Skippy Scout".

Agri-Tech Week features a mix of in-person and virtual events that are designed to showcase exciting developments in agri-tech. It is coordinated by Agri-TechE working closely with partners across the innovation ecosystem and aims to provide opportunities to attract new customers and partners and to broker collaborations and international connections.

Now in its 10th year, the CropTec show combines industry-leading exhibitors, the latest machinery and technology, networking and discussion opportunities as well as valuable updates on developments across the arable sector.    Tickets are free and available now by registering at www.croptecshow.com.

Safety management software for farming businesses.  We help UK agribusinesses keep on top of their compliance obligations by making record keeping simple. 

Calling all agronomists! Sign up for the last few places at Soil Benchmark's event at NIAB on 7th December - hear from Dr Elizabeth Stockdale and join some of the UK's leading agronomists in the discussion on Farm Data and the Future of Agronomy

KisanHub provides software to suppliers of fresh produce and food production companies, enabling them to transform their supply chain and improve margins by increasing visibility of their crops quality and quantity. Our suite of tools includes a crop monitoring app for field and store, quality assessments, paperless load passports and synced inventories of stock. 

Farmers, growers, innovators and stakeholders coming together to maximise the potential of Agri-tech.  In person event at NIAB, Histon, Cambridge on 1 December

Antobot is an award-winning start-up providing affordable robotics for sustainable agriculture. Combining cutting-edge hardware and software with a world-first embedded AI and controls system for agri-robots, we make fully digitised precision farming available for all.  

Scientific Paper by David Rose et al. in Land Use Policy 2021.

Navigate Eco Solutions are the developers of NavigatePro - a simple but comprehensive nutrient planning tool for advisers and agronomists.

There’s been an exponential growth in the adoption of digital farming tools in recent years – but

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Scientific paper reviewing commercial solutions for mapping yield of horticultural crops:

PLANET and MANNER-NPK are nutrient management software tools that are freely available for use by farmers and their advisers.  

Crop canopy sensing – your virtual farm walk?

You need to measure to be able to manage. Yet most farms for most crops don't have a systematic approach to monitoring their crops through the season. This means we lose the opportunity to compare across fields, farms and years. There are now a suite of technologies to sense crops and the ability to share data across farms, providing the opportunity to learn what works on-farm.

A wide range of EU funded projects and networks contribute to the knowledge landscape in agriculture.

Giving farmers the confidence to grow.    The precision livestock network for forward thinking farmers.

Where Growing and Innovation Meet. Let’s Grow Business, Farm491 is a UK based leading technology incubator and innovation space focused on the future of farming and food systems.

TO INNOVATE FOR A BETTER WORLD, EMPOWERED BY SPACE.   

Corteva is a global R&D focused agribusiness

Connect to farm software providers here, and share your experiences.

The FarmSmarter app is an agri-tech decision making service aimed at smallholder farmers.  Our primary focus is to support smallholder farmers in achieving sustainable profitable production developing regions. We are extending our development to cover sustainable farming practices and improvement of biodiversity and soil health in the UK and Europe for future additions to the FarmSmarter digital toolkit.

Small Robot Company is reimagining farming to make food production sustainable. Using robotics and artificial intelligence, we have created an entirely new model for ecologically harmonious, efficient and profitable farming. We call this Per Plant farming.

fieldmargin makes easy to use software for farmers to help them to manage their business. Our goal is to make it straight-forward for farmers to keep good farm records by bringing all the information they need into one place to help make better farming decisions.

Digital agriculture is no longer a trend, but has arrived on many fields & farms across the globe. SKYFLD supports you with planning and monitoring your crops, production of high-quality food with a focus on sustainability, and strengthening your ecological and economic balance sheet.

In July 2022 the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons took evidence on how to unlock the potential of agricultural science and technology.

Report by FAO on utilising robotics and digital agriculture: FAO. 2022. The State of Food and Agriculture 2022. Leveraging automation in agriculture for transforming agrifood systems. Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb9479en

Curious about Xero accounting software and how it could help make farm business admin easier?

  The AAB Horticultural Quality and Food Loss Specialist Group organised a two-day event titled 'Horticultural Science: From Discovery to Application' that brought together researchers working on both fundamental and applied research in Horticultural Crops.      

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is an umbrella term which enc

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