Agriculture

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

Growing pains

Jessica Rowbury looks at how imaging technology is allowing farmers to reduce their environmental impact while improving profitability

An extremely good vintage

Greg Blackman looks at the relatively recent introduction of vision in farming, from measuring vigour in vineyards to grading cherries

Spectroscopy meets imaging

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques, which combine spectroscopy and imaging, are opening up a range of applications from environmental monitoring and agricultural research to automation of plastic recycling, as Greg Blackman discovers

A bumper harvest

Greg Blackman looks at where machine vision is finding uses in agriculture and for grading and sorting foodstuffs

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