Precision Farming Links aims to identify sites in UK, Europe and incrementally those around the world that have significance with respect to Precision Farming and its development. Each month a particular link will be profiled to present an initial insight into its purpose and content.

Openfields - Harper Adams University

www.openfields.org.uk

The Online Library for Food, Farming, the Environment, Energy and Rural Business, a national initiative to bring you access to authoritative research and technology transfer publications.

Agricultural Engineers Association

www.aea.uk.com

The AEA was established in 1875 to promote the technical, trade and commercial interests of British manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery. Since then it has championed the cause of manufacturers of agricultural machinery and more recently outdoor power equipment. Today its members cover a broad spectrum of manufacturers of land based equipment from combine harvesters to secateurs and everything in between.

Institution of Agricultural Engineers

www.iagre.org

The IAgrE is the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in agricultural and allied land-based industries, including forestry, food engineering and technology, amenity, renewable energy, horticulture and the environment.

Agricultural Engineering – a key discipline enabling agriculture to deliver global food security - a report, stimulated by discussions with the Government‘s Chief Scientific Adviser and others.

HGCA - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

www.hgca.com

HGCA is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed independently of both commercial industry and of Government. Its purpose is to make agriculture and horticulture industries more competitive and sustainable through factual, evidence-based advice, information and activity.

HGCA Precision Farming Section

www.hgca.com/content.output/5194/5194/Crop%20Research/Crop%20Research/Precision%20farming.mspx

Since 2009 HGCA have developing the Be PRECISE programme*. Bespoke training courses will be available for farmer groups, agronomists, advisers, machine operators and equipment suppliers. Training is offered as a series of half day modules for small groups covering topics such as operator skills, agronomy, data management, estimating variation and the cost-benefits of precision farming.

HGCA also have a number of support resources, including:

  • Buyers Guide
  • Cost-Benefit Precision Farming Calculator Tool
  • Precision Farming Glossary
  • Selection of Precision Farming Case Studies covering a range of Precision Techniques.
  • Publications, including research reviews.

*Be PRECISE is a knowledge transfer initiative that seeks to provide growers with the information and knowledge to make informed decisions about whether precision farming techniques are appropriate for their farm system.  

Precision technology includes techniques such as guidance, mapping and variable rate application.  It can help improve the efficiency of farm operations including cultivations and better targeted fertiliser and agrochemical applications.

International Society of Precision Agriculture

www.ispag.org

The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is a non-profit professional scientific organization. The mission of ISPA is to advance the science of precision agriculture globally.

European Conference on Precision Agriculture

2013: Lleida, Catalonia, Spain www.ecpa2013.udl.cat

Centre for Precision Agriculture (C4PA)

www.c4pa.co.uk

C4PA currently exists online and holds workshops / seminars to develop and promote the different forms of Precision Agriculture.  The founders wish to establish a permanent base at the Harwell Science Park near Didcot in Oxfordshire, alongside the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC).

Taking precision Agriculture to new heights - downloads from 9 June 2011 event.

European Commission Research

FP7 FutureFarm Project 

www.futurefarm.eu

Integration of Farm Management Information Systems to support real-time management decisions and compliance of standards

www.futurefarm.eu/system/files/FFD8.9_Final_Report_4.1_Final.pdf

 

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