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Designed by farmers, driven by GPS

Farm visit shows how RTK controlled traffic system improves soil quality GPS positioning can be made accurate to within a few centimetres using a technique called ‘Real Time Kinematics’...

Farmer's eyes in the sky - latest blog from the agri-Tech Strategy Team

Sam White, from the UK Government's Agri-Tech Strategy Team, has just published his latest blog, this time on the subject of drones and satellites in agriculture or as he calls them "Farmer's...

H2020 funding for validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health

A call for "validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health" is currently open under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 funding programme. Deadline: 14 February 2017 ...

Sentinel satellites offer agri-tech business opportunity

The recent launch of the new Sentinel satellites, part of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation programme, has the potential to help farmers take precision agriculture to a new...

Precision Agriculture & the Internet of Things: Roadmapping the next decade

Is your company an innovator in agricultural technology? Rothamsted Research and UCL Engineering are hosting a joint event on 18th April in central London to showcase initiatives where new...

New Agri-EPI Centre will be key to ensuring UK’s status as a world leader in precision agriculture and engineering

A new  Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation ( Agri-EPI) Centre is  bringing together expertise in research and industry, as well as data gathering capacity in all areas of...

Save the date for Sensors in Food and Agriculture, 29-30 Nov, Cambridge

Save the date for Sensor100's 2016 conference on Sensors in Food and Agriculture , which will be held on 29-30 November at the Moller Centre in Cambridge. The Conference will explore...

"Farming from space: space technology in agriculture”,

Engineering and Technology (E&T) magazine have a new and interesting article titled "Farming from space: space technology in agriculture”, which features KTN and Innovate UK activity in...

Robotics technology offers great potential for application in agriculture

Recent advances in r obotics technology , alongside decreases in the cost of technology, have made the application of robotics in agriculture a viable business proposition. Furthermore,...

Are you interested in sensors in agriculture and food?

Sensor100 has published a  PowerPoint summary of their  "Sensors in Food and Agriculture Conference" which was held on 1 - 2 December 2015 in Cambridge UK. Find out more by...

‘Robotics in Agriculture’ Event, 17th March 2016, London – Registration open

This free workshop, organised by the KTN, will focus on robotics in agriculture, and aims to identify new opportunities for innovation, and generate new collaborations.   Event...

Job opportunity: Computer programmer with an interest or background in agricultural or environmental systems

We have been alerted to a job opportunity for a  computer programmer with an interest or background in agricultural or environmental systems. The job description is copied below: ...

Thinking of applying for Satellites for Agri-Food funding? Webinar recording now online

If you are thinking of applying for funding from the Innovate UK Satellites for Agri-Food competition , but you missed the competition briefing webinar, you can now listen to the...

New smartphone app to help UK farmers protect crops

It is becoming increasingly difficult for farmers to protect produce from pests, weeds and disease as conventional pesticides become unusable due to evolving resistance or changes in the law. ...

KTN workshop to look at sensing challenges in agriculture - 23 Feb 20156, Birmingham

Registration is now open for a KTN workshop on the topic of Sensors in Agriculture , on 23rd February 2016, in Birmingham.  Agricultural science is a fast growing market, but...

What would you put on your Agri-Tech Christmas Wish List?

Christmas is almost here and Agri-Tech East’s last Pollinator of the year is combining the magic of Santa with the future of agri-tech. Key experts in the agricultural industry are being asked...

Precision Agriculture Helps Feed Earth’s Growing Population

The following article was produced by the European GNSS Agency (GSA http://www.gsa.europa.eu ) – please see the original article here:  ...

Agri-Tech East Remote Sensing and Monitoring Group to discuss pros and cons of imaging height

'Eye in the sky’ technology is becoming more affordable, but what is the most useful type of imaging and is it best to work with an experienced contractor or invest in your own technology?...

Robots in Farming: Good or Bad? 14 July 2016, Harper Adams University

You are invited to join the discussion on 14 July 2016 at Harper Adams University (UK) in the workshop on Social and environmental impact of robotics and autonomous systems in farming as...

Satellite Applications Catapult Sandpit – funding for new £20k projects, including Agri-Food

The Satellite Applications Catapult is hosting a two-day “sandpit” to develop proof-of-concept climate services projects. Sandpit events are when variety of disciplines and types of...
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Feedback from e-Agri Landscape Event, "Preparing the way for Europe", 20th-21st July 2011

As promised from the Landscaping event, the findings from 5 of the 6 breakout groups have now...

Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space...

Satellites for agri-food systems – New funding competition & Event 7th October, 2015

A new £3.75 million Innovate UK and NERC funding competition is being launched for projects...