Meeting challenges in food production through precision agriculture

Posted on: 02/11/2018

Keele University is hosting a conference on Sensors in Precision Agriculture on 3rd – 4th December 2018.

With the ever present challenge of increasing food production without adverse environment impacts, there is huge potential for the agriculture sector to benefit from opportunities presented by the decreasing cost and complexity of sensors and the accompanying increase in computing power.

If we are to achieve the goal of designing innovative and practical solutions for modern agriculture it is essential that end users such as farmers and policy makers are able to discuss their needs and technology gaps with solution providers from academia and industry.

Keele University, with support from the British Council, Newton Fund, and Thai Research Fund, is hosting a conference focused on “Sensors in Precision Agriculture” on 3rd and 4th December at Keele Hall, Keele University.


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Precision Agriculture conference, 3-4 December, Keele University

The conference aims to be user-driven. Identifying key problems in practice will be followed by the demonstration of currently existing technologies and discussions aimed at development of viable solutions for near future. There will be ample opportunities for networking and viewing posters.

The draft agenda includes talks from:


- National Farmer Union (NFU)

-  Shavington Farm

- Prof Simon Blackmore, Head of Robotic Agriculture, Harper Adams University

- Dr Sami Ullah, Senior Lecturer in Biogeochemistry and Physical Geography, University of Birmingham

- National Farm Research Union

- Innovative Farmers

- Earth Rover

- Agrimetrics

– Prof Panote Thavarungkul, Thailand

- Prof David Jones, Professor of Soil and Environmental Science, Bangor University


You can find out more and register here. Booking closes on 25th November 2018.

Note: There are also possibilities for bursaries for PhD students.

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