The exchange of innovation and technology is essential for any industry to overcome current issues and adapt to face future challenges and opportunities. The use of technology in agriculture & horticulture is nothing new. Farmers and growers are continuously seeking ways to reduce cost, improve quality and advance productivity. But what can be learned from other industries? What is out there and how can we exploit advances in engineering, manufacturing, computer science or the medical arena and apply them to the future of precision farming?
AHDB’s Smart Agriculture Conference was an opportunity for scientists, researchers and engineers across multiple disciplines to build relationships that stimulate discussion and identify potential research and application opportunities that address bridge the gap between farmer need and technological development. The conference focused on smart technology encompassing engineering, sensors, nano technology, decision support systems and robotics .
Professor Hart gave a presentation focusing on the opportunities and benefits of applying optimisation techniques with the Agricultural Industry, highlighting potential applications within scheduling, decision making and parameter optimisation. A link to the slides and a video of the presentation are available.