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  1. 2020: A Year of Opportunity – South East Farmer – Stuart Hill

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    Stuart_Hill0217On Wednesday 13 November the South of England Agricultural Society hosted its annual Farming Conference at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex.

    Bringing together over 250 farmers, landowners, agriculturalists, and industry representatives from across the South of England, the topic of this year’s debate was titled ‘From Uncertainty to Opportunity’, with conversation centred around considering whether, Brexit or otherwise, the industry has a positive future.

  2. New mapping system a “Game Changer” - The Scottish Farmer - Oliver Wood

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    TerraMap-Closed-Gatefold-Leaflet-V5.1-copy-1024x784What is being described as a “game changing” soil mapping service, is being launched to UK growers.

    Hutchinsons' TerraMap is said to revolutionise the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK setting a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture thanks to high definition soil scanning system

  3. More accurate and detailed soil mapping is on its way - Farmers Weekly - Oliver Wood, Jim Woodward

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    TerraMap Logo LayersSoil nutrient mapping is set to get a lot more accurate and detailed as the scanning technology used for detecting minerals from the air in Canada is being adapted for the UK farm.

    A helicopter-mounted sensor used for mineral prospecting has been scaled down to a high-definition soil scanning system which is being launched as TerraMap to refine precision farming systems.

  4. Game-changing soil mapping service launched to UK growers - TerraMap - Oliver Wood

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    TerraMap - SoilOptix Passive SensorLaunched by Hutchinsons, TerraMap revolutionises the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK - setting a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture.

    Today’s precision farming requirements demand greater accuracy and currently UK growers do not have access to a high definition soil scanning system – until now, says Hutchinsons precision technology manager, Oliver Wood.

  5. On-Farm Crop Management Project Starts - Tillage Magazine - Stuart Hill, Michael Shemilt, James MacWilliam

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    Helix Logo White BackgroundA unique research initiative is taking place on a Northamptonshire farm. Focusing on key areas of innovation and technology the Helix project will act as a central research hub.

    The project will focus on all aspects of crop management from sensors and prediction software, soil management and analysis, through to field data and input measurement.

  6. Brand New Arable Event for Scotland - The Scottish Farmer - Arable Scotland

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    Three industry organisations have joined forces to launch a brand-new field-based arable event for Scotland.

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    Arable Scotland, which is jointly organised by AHDB, the James Hutton Institute and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), will take place at Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, on July 2.

    The event aims to bring together the key players in food production from farmers to distillers and exporters to demonstrate and discuss key industry issues such as innovative and sustainable farming.

  7. Thinning with Brevis - a masterclass - The Fruit Grower - Rob Saunders

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    H.L. Hutchinson Ltd recently hosted two workshops on the use of the apple and pear thinning product Brevis, one in Ledbury, Herefordshire and the other at their Canterbury, Kent depot.Rob Saunders Hop Garden

    Rob Saunders, horticultural project manager at H.L.Hutchinson Ltd, by way of introducing the workshop, said: "You could argue that for apple growers thinning has now become the most difficult and the most important decision of the year. This is particularly true of varieties like Gala, bearing in mind the very specific size ranges now demanded by the multiple retailers."