BASIS Points Available Webinar - 11th June - Precision Farming Application - 18:00 18:45

Chaired by Christopher Horne, Department of International Trade

Precision farming technologies haven’t been as widely adopted as many hoped. This session explores the practicalities, limitations and future role of the technologies on arable farming businesses
  • Shamal Mohammed, AgriEPI Centre gives a precision vision - what works, what doesn’t and what’s coming down the line for arable farmers
  • Michael Haverty, Andersons looks at the financial and operational impacts of precision farming techniques have on the company’s loam model farm
  • Professor James Lowenberg-DeBoer, HAU discusses the financial and practical considerations of investing in crop robots
  • David Blacker, farming in the Yorks Vale, provides unique insights on precision farming technology working on his arable farming business
  • Wrap up by Dr Elizabeth Warham, Department of International Trade



Chris Horne

Chris Horne - Department of International Trade

James Lowenberg-DeBoer

James Lowenberg-DeBoer, Professor at Harper Adams University

Michael Haverty

Michael Haverty, Partner and Senior Research Consultant - The Andersons Centre

David Blacker

David Blacker

Dr Shamal Mohammed

Dr Shamal Mohammed, AGRI-EPI Centre

Elizabeth Warham

Elizabeth Warham, Lead Agri-Tech Team - Department of International Trade


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Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...