Knowledge Transfer Hub
With a shortage of labour within the agriculture sector will the move to automation and deep
learning revolutionise the industry. Winners of numerous agri-Innovate awards are ‘Muddy
Machines’ a sustainable and viable alternative for the UK agricultural sector.
Sending soil samples to the laboratories might be a thing of the past. Stenon’s portable multiple
sensor device allows you to analyse your soil and receive immediate results. The system uploads the
raw data directly to Stenon’s cloud system which transfers this to soil parameters. According to
Stenon the system is comparable to standard soil testing and can provide a range of nutrients from
N,P &K and Soil Organic Carbon. The system also obtains general parameters such as soil moisture,
temperature, type, texture and pH.
For more information contact:
FarmLab - Stenon
The Global Farm Metric:
With the current focus towards going Net Zero and to reduce carbon there is a concern that the
pursuit of a single outcome can come at a cost to other parts of the system. The Global Farm Metric
uses a set of categories, indicators and measures to assess the whole-farm sustainability.
The Global Farm Metric (GFM) focuses on 11 key categories from Biodiversity, Soil, Water, Air &
The GFM hopes that “by providing a whole-farm framework to understand, monitor and reduce
impacts, farmers can evidence and improve the production of nutritious food, growth of natural
capital and delivery of public goods”. “This data can be used to support consistent sourcing and
investment by the financial industry and food businesses, as well as establish a baseline of data to
inform direct payment schemes”.
The aim is to create a common framework with the idea of achieving a Net Zero in a way that also
delivers benefits to biodiversity, our water systems, human health, rural communities, and more.
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BIO-F isolates and uses natural algae and has developed it into a biofertilizer to capture nitrogen
from the atmosphere to share it with the crops. This changes the need for standard fertilisation
system and aims to improve soil health and fertility through the addition of carbon. BIO-F also
complies to organic standards. BIO-F is a new technology company that is looking to carry out plot
and field trials with full commercialisation planned within the next 2 years. Could BIO-F help your
company in reducing its artificial inputs.
For further information on BIO-F and its products please see the link below.
Are you interested in understanding your biodiversity within the field, Agri Sound have created
portable in field sensors that assist in tracking pollinator numbers. The system collects data and
interprets the level of pollinator activity via acoustic detection methods the system can also identify
areas of low pollinator activity interventions can then be assigned to increase the numbers. Could
you use the system to provide evidence to the new farming subsidy schemes?