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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New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

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New report underlines need for joined-up action to protect rivers

Written by Defra Press Office

A wide river is in view in a valley in the background, a drystone wall is behind the river, and large, green trees are prominent in the scene.

The Rivers Trust has today launched its State of Our Rivers report aiming to allow the English public understand and explore the health of their rivers on a national and local scale.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow and Environment Agency Director John Leyland attended the launch panel to discuss the ways in which the...