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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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...