Capturing the value of natural capital

As a farm’s environmental credentials become as important as the food it produces, an independent tech new entrant is seeking a solution for farmers to quantify and demonstrate their efforts in promoting natural capital. Alice Dyer reports.

Investing in robotics for broad-acre crops

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Investing in robotics for broad-acre crops by Arable Farming Suffolk-based Home Farm Nacton has purchased one of the UK’s first commercially-sold robot tractors, primarily for working in conventional and organic vegetable crops. Martin Rickatson saw it in action. A broad range of cropping [...]

Developing skills to suit a new farming system

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine April 2021 Developing skills to suit a new farming system by Arable Farming Autonomous farming systems will require new skills just as much as they need new tools, suggest the researchers at Hands Free Farm, the innovative autonomous farming project being run by Harper Adams [...]

Ag robotics take the spotlight at virtual event

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine March 2021 Ag robotics take the spotlight at virtual event by Arable Farming The annual FIRA robotics conference in Toulouse, France, was presented as a virtual event at the end of 2020, with more than 1,500 participants from 70 countries. Jane Carley takes a look [...]

In search of resilience in farming systems

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine In search of resilience in farming systems by Arable Farming Feb 2021 Issue A new long-term, systems-based experiment is aiming to understand the ecological as well as economical differences between cropping systems. Mike Abram reports. At first glance the complexity [...]

Making the connections

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Making the connections by Arable Farming Jan 2021 Issue A raft of technology is emerging to assist with machine management and decision-making, but how can we be sure it will work across machinery fleets? Jane Carley investigates. As technology develops [...]

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