BASIS Points Available Webinar - 11th June - Digital and Data Innovation - 15:30 to 16:15


Cereals Exhibitor

Chaired by Dr Anthony John, Department of International Trade

This session explores the latest innovations in digital and data – and how farmers can access the value that lies in disruptive technologies.
• Matthew Smith, Agrimetrics discusses getting the most from your data by addressing trust and the data market, which now offers a growing catalogue and value to the sector
• Luke Halsey, Farm 491 CEO reviews who is doing what in software interoperability, data aggregration and AI, and how it will impact on UK arable farms
• John Redhead, UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology reveals a new web-based biodiversity app to help identify which parts of your farm are best used for woodland, pollinators or wildlife
• Jack Wrangham, Drone Ag talks about Skippy Scout, a smartphone-based app which enables farmers to fly a drone to points in a field and get accurate green area index (GAI), emerging plant counts and spot weeds and insect damage



Anthony John

Anthony John, Plant and Precision Agriculture Specialist - Department of International Trade

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith, Chief Product Officer - Agrimetrics

Luke Halsey

Luke Halsey, Entrepreneur in Residence - Farm491

John Redhead

John Redhead, Spatial Ecologist - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Jack Wrangham

Jack Wrangham, Founder - Drone Ag

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...