07 April 2016
With support from Defra, Young Farmers joined conservation and farming experts to enhance their
understanding and skills in precision arable farming at the Allerton Project,
Loddington Leicestershire last week.
Dr Alistair Leake set the scene of global food production and
population and gave a brief history of the last 20 years of precision
farming. Presenters included Davina Fillingham, a rural surveyor who’s
business interests prompted her to study for a Nuffield scholarship in
precision farming and Clive Blacker from Precision Decisions who highlighted
scanning, yield mapping and took a look at tomorrow’s successful but
Phil Jarvis and Jim Egan explained how technology can aid both profitable food production and help protect our farmed environment and young farmers saw first-hand the machinery used and the results on the Loddington farm.
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