Wednesday January 29, 2020

Plenty of tech at the Ploughing

Agri-tech firms were out in force at the National Ploughing Championships

25th September, 2016
Emmet Savage, chief executive of Moocall Picture: James Flynn

Technology and farming may not seem like natural partners but they are fast becoming so.

At last week’s National Ploughing Championships, a record 195 entrants were recorded to the Innovation Arena Awards, which recognise innovative agri-tech capability. Of the 68 who made the final, 48 were start-ups.

Among the showcases that took place was a demonstration of crop-spraying drones, which can be used to identify and treat damaged crops.

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