This is the future

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
Having spent the last few days ( & with still quite a few days ahead of me ) planting my winter crops of bread wheat, durum & still to come, chickpeas - it has once again reinforced how much I HATE sitting in tractors doing repetitive work & how much time it wastes that could be otherwise utilised.
I will NEVER buy a new tractor again ( although an old school pre electronics Steiger / Versatile / Magnum or maybe 8400 JD is on the cards short term ), but I CAN see myself buying these in the future
 

Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
I've a mate who's contracting and wants out, who is VERY driven to run a team of drones. Really quite staggering even now, what they're capable of.

However, this is my future for now
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;) autonomous harvesting and fertilisation, with reproductive capabilities
 

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
I've a mate who's contracting and wants out, who is VERY driven to run a team of drones. Really quite staggering even now, what they're capable of.

However, this is my future for nowView attachment 885243 ;) autonomous harvesting and fertilisation, with reproductive capabilities

I am sooooo over spending time sitting in a cab.
Yes, your system IS probably ideal . . .
But, it doesn’t produce grains, legumes, fibre or oilseeds, of which there still is a large market for . . .?
Yes, I know, commodity production - but there IS money to be made from that IF you are smart . . .
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
brilliant, and they are the future, the question is, how far into the future ? Because, at this present time, the end price of our products, is not enough to justify the investment, in these robots, however brilliant they are !
 

Clive

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Lichfield

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
brilliant, and they are the future, the question is, how far into the future ? Because, at this present time, the end price of our products, is not enough to justify the investment, in these robots, however brilliant they are !

how much is a new 150 - 200 hp tractor ?
Or a new pick up ?
People seem to have no trouble buying them . . .
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
this is the tech I want -not gene editing or new actives thanks !

truly game changing - thanks for posting
You say that, but how about a scientist in 10 years time came up with a wheat/ PRG/ clover hybrid, which produced a 10 tonne milling wheat crop, fixing its own N and did not need re establishing every year.
Russian scientists claimed they had some such in the 1960’s ;)
 

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
You say that, but how about a scientist in 10 years time came up with a wheat/ PRG/ clover hybrid, which produced a 10 tonne milling wheat crop, fixing its own N and did not need re establishing every year.
Russian scientists claimed they had some such in the 1960’s ;)

weve already established perennial wheat crops - trials under way with NSW DPI
 

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
it was an Australian farming family - the Mailers, from northern NSW / southern Qld - who developed Beeline, the first commercial agricultural autosteer system, long before John Deere or Trimble did it . . .

Was using beeline autosteer in nsw Australia in 1999. Used to setup base station at side of field to work off. Always remember the farmer revving up tractor when it was loading satellites to make it load quicker! :ROFLMAO:
 

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
You say that, but how about a scientist in 10 years time came up with a wheat/ PRG/ clover hybrid, which produced a 10 tonne milling wheat crop, fixing its own N and did not need re establishing every year.
Russian scientists claimed they had some such in the 1960’s ;)

I think Clive said in another thread he wanted to own the tech, that other farmers would pay him for the right to use. Where as he's missed the GMO/Editing train as its all been locked up by the likes of Bayer

Good point though, don't need a robot sprayer if there's nothing to spray.

In the UK the local traveling community are looking forward to all this tech driving up and down the field by itself:rolleyes:
 

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
Was using beeline autosteer in nsw Australia in 1999. Used to setup base station at side of field to work off. Always remember the farmer revving up tractor when it was loading satellites to make it load quicker! :ROFLMAO:

when contracting on other farms, I still set up my base station ( Novariant AutoFarm - old school now ) in a fixed point on the side of the field
 

Farmer Roy

Member
Arable Farmer
I think Clive said in another thread he wanted to own the tech, that other farmers would pay him for the right to use. Where as he's missed the GMO/Editing train as its all been locked up by the likes of Bayer

Good point though, don't need a robot sprayer if there's nothing to spray.

In the UK the local traveling community are looking forward to all this tech driving up and down the field by itself:rolleyes:

not only robot sprayers . . .
Robot planters
Robot mowers
Ultimately, robot harvesters
 

Kidds

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Horticulture
how much is a new 150 - 200 hp tractor ?
Or a new pick up ?
People seem to have no trouble buying them . . .
What sort of money are they at the mo?

I can understand why they would be invented/developed in Australia as you have vast areas and like you I think sitting on a tractor is such a waste of time.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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