Agriculture

EPIC meeting on precision agriculture

Photonics applications are emerging in farms, such as the use of UAVs for monitoring soil and crop health or water supply quality. The purpose is to discuss with end-users opportunities in this sector for lidar, hyperspectral imaging, laser systems or fiber sensors.

Every grain counts

How will the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 with no new land for agriculture? Greg Blackman speaks to machine builder Bühler about how optical sensing can maximise yield in grain processing

The Harvesters (1565), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Wheat breeding gains from 3D data

Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Richard Dudley about the National Physical Laboratory’s 3D imaging rig, which will be scanning wheat in crop breeding trials this summer

Food for thought

The agri-food industry is on the verge of a revolution thanks to advances in precision farming. Machine vision plays a crucial role in these advances, as Keely Portway finds out

Transforming Food Production Briefing Event and Webinar

UK Research and Innovation, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. These must improve productivity and sustainability by developing enhanced decision support, precision agriculture technology solutions and systems for crop and ruminant agriculture.

This briefing event will include:

High-tech harvesting

The harvesting process could be on the verge of a complete overhaul thanks to machine vision, finds Matthew Dale

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