Yorkshire precision farming specialist, Manterra Ltd will use the forthcoming CropTec show to share information about its TruNject project and to attract potential early adopters of its high resolution soil sensing technologies and liquid fertiliser point injection techniques.
TruNject is a three year project, funded by Innovate UK and led by Stockbridge Technology Centre in partnership with Manterra Ltd and Cranfield University. The project is researching unique fertiliser placement technology that will revolutionise the way that farmers apply nutrients to a range of field vegetables and combinable crops.
Manterra founder, Andrew Manfield is the applied technology partner who supplies precision farm technology and agronomic expertise to the project: “Tru-Nject uses a variety of tools including soil data, drone and satellite sensing data, RTK-GPS auto steering and revolutionary new proximal soil sensors to apply fertiliser below ground, thus creating that create a resource efficient way to apply nutrients whilst reducing the levels of nitrous oxide gas released from nitrogen fertilisers.
“It is a very exciting project to be involved with. We have the potential to vary the nutrients on crops metre by metre and bed by bed, with an accuracy that is previously unheard of on a commercial level of practice.”
Manterra Ltd was established by farmer and agronomist, Andrew Manfield in 2011 and has its foundations in a farming business that was established at the beginning of the last century. Manterra is also the sole UK distributor for Unia, an authorised reseller for Trimble precision agriculture products and Duport spoke wheel injectors.
Make sure to visit Manterra’s stand M15 year’s CropTec event.