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Sencrop is an innovative company based at Euratechnologies (Lille – France), Europe’s third largest startup accelerator. More than 10 000 farmers are using our connected ag-weather stations to receive the current and predicted temperature, humidity, wind speed, as well as rain fall climatology over their fields—even if they are far away or spread. Sencrop is an innovative company which can link farmers in a way that it has never been done in the UK.

With these ultra-local and reliable data, Sencrop makes it easy to decide the course of action they should take in any weather event, and make the right agronomic choices at the right time: crop protection / sowing / irrigation…

Our mission is to make technology more accessible, using it to make the practice of agriculture more precise, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly. Positioned at the cutting edge of innovation in connected agriculture, Sencrop won the top award for its high-precision agrometeorological station and platform at the 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards ceremony and was vice-winner of the 2019 technovations awards for its Leafcrop.


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FARMERS SEE VALUE OF REMOTE WEATHER IN LOCKDOWN
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Farm weather specialist Sencrop says the Covid-19 crisis has increased enquiries about its ‘set and forget’ smart weather stations, with farmers recognising the benefits and ease of remote monitoring during lockdown.
Sencrop’s automated stations send the current and predicted temperature, humidity, wind speed and rainfall from their field location to a grower’s smartphone, enabling collection of ultra-local weather data to aid decision-making with activities such as drilling, spraying and irrigation.

“In particular, growers have latched on to the new private network feature we launched in January, enabling a grower to share the data feed from their weather station with others in their team, such as an agronomist or a contractor,” says Harry Atkinson, UK development manager at Sencrop. “It’s reduced the need for travel and the data can be shared and discussed in real time without face-to-face contact.

“Users report how the ability to open up the station’s weather feed has really made a difference to decision-support, especially when other Sencrop users in the vicinity choose to share their data with the wider Sencrop user base.”

One of the participants in this week’s Cereals LIVE event, taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 June, Sencrop is hosting an all-day chat room to respond to grower queries about using the system, and tips for getting the most from the ultra-local data the stations deliver.

“Growers know how weather can differ markedly on a local basis,” says Mr Atkinson. “For example, often there can be huge disparities in rainfall or temperature within very short distances. It’s particularly noticeable for growers with various parcels of rented or contracted land, some of which may be a short distance away, at a different elevation, or in a frost pocket.

“When it’s raining at the yard, three or four miles away it could be completely dry and the perfect spraying opportunity.”

Trials in France, involving 1,400 potato growers over 80,000ha, showed how data from Sencrop weather stations improved decision-making during blight control. By feeding the weather data into a decision-support tool, triallists reported a three-spray reduction – translating to a €160/ha saving

The ability to freely access data from neighbouring weather stations’ data is a feature unique to the Sencrop station. The company is using it to offer UK growers a free trial of the system. “Any UK farmer can assess this ultra-local, reliable data and try it out for 14 days: all you need is a smartphone,” explains Mr Atkinson.

“Where station owners have agreed to share their data, other users can access it. A grower needs only to enter their postcode to find stations within 10km of their farm, then register to see the data feed.

“It’s a great way to try out the system. In fact, many triallists have been surprised to see how many Sencrop stations are already in use in their area, which goes to show how many farmers are already finding the system useful for their day-to-day operations and planning.”

For more information about the free trial, go to https://app.sencrop.com.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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