BASIS and NRoSO Points Available Webinar - 11th June - Precision Farming Technologies - 16:45 to 17:30

Chaired by Hadyn Craig, Department of International Trade

This session explores the current and new technologies that might be available to assist arable farmers to target pests, diseases and weeds more efficiently.
  • Jonathan Gill, HAU: Hands Free Hectare is now a Hands Free 35-acre farm where automated machines are growing arable crops remotely without operators in the driving seat or agronomists on the ground
  • Sam Watson Jones, Small Robot Company, gives an insight on farmbots Tom, Dick and Harry which plant, feed and weed arable crops autonomously with minimal waste
  • Harry Coppin, Garfords looks at the benefits and practicalities of mechanical weeding in arable rotations
  • Nick Tillett, Tillett & Hague Technology, looks at the practicalities and benefits of spot spraying and band spraying
  • Brian Gorham, MagGrow talks about how magnetic spraying technology is enabling farmers to cut drift and make more precise spray applications



Hadyn Craig

Hadyn Craig, Agri-Business Specialist - Department for International Trade

Jonathan Gill

Jonathan Gill - Harper Adams University

Harry Coppin

Harry Coppin, Sales Manager - Garfords

Nick Tillett

Nick Tillett, Director - Tillett and Hague Technology Ltd

Brian Gorham

Brian Gorham, Head of Sales Support - MagGrow Crop Protection Systems

Sam Watson Jones

Sam Watson Jones, Co Founder - Small Robot Company

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...