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    Smart agriculture

    22 November 2019

    Here at Harper Adams University, we are pioneering the changes we want to see. We want to make agriculture a smarter and more sustainable field to work in so we can collaborate with future generations of students on the best ways to achieve these goals.

    From design to use out in the field, we encourage students to apply their engineering projects to real world scenarios. A key focus for students is helping the agricultural sector make their processes more streamlined while also aiding sustainability.

    Rhys Morgan, director of engineering and education at the Royal Academy of Engineering, visited campus to find out the ways we are working with the student body to make engineering accessible and useful in the agricultural world.

    He commented, “Farming has it all from a young person’s point of view: the environment and the technology. Agriculture should be seen as a very exciting and rewarding career.”

    Highlighting our use of GPS trackers in tractors, lasers used to burn weeds between lettuces, targeted jet spraying of diseases, and drones being used to fly boxes of ladybirds to tackle pests on crops, Rhys advocates for the way Harper Adams applies engineering to real world scenarios.

    By being both environmentally friendly and technologically advanced, Harper Adams can offer students a degree that matters.



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