Dr. Julia Cooper is a soil science lecturer at the University of Newcastle. She teaches students about the impact of soil management practices on soil biodiversity, environment, and food security. She heard about fieldmargin through word of mouth and saw its potential for use as a teaching tool. For the project students had to provide … Continue reading Soil Science Students at Newcastle University use fieldmargin to plan sustainable cropping
Liam Highcock advises and sets up precision agriculture techniques for macadamia plantations and vineyards in Durban, South Africa. He consults on several large plantations including the one that supplies nuts for Magnum ice creams. He uses multiple precision agriculture approaches to design his layouts including drone mapping, soil probes and monitored irrigation. fieldmargin lets him … Continue reading Macadamia consultant uses fieldmargin to make precision farming recommendations from drone imagery
Participation in agri-environmental schemes such as Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship play a valuable role in establishment and maintenance of wildlife habitats as well as being an important supplement to the income of many British farms. However the associated work of running them is enough to get even the most calm of farmers pulling their … Continue reading Environmental Stewardship
Thank you for using fieldmargin this year. It has been a pleasure working with you all. This week we have released some updates to notes and tasks. The mobile note creation flow has been improved so it is even easier to add notes on the go and attach them to your fields. On the web … Continue reading Seasons greetings!
No matter what size your farm is, collecting and making the most of your farm data is incredibly valuable. The more information you have,the more you can make decisions tailored to your farm’s specific needs. New data collection tools provide farmers with an exciting opportunity to take a step back and examine what productivity and sustainable … Continue reading Farm Data Collection, Storage and Analysis
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen us getting a bit excited earlier in the week about Agri-Innovation Den – farming’s answer to Dragon's Den (with slightly less scary judges!). We applied to Agri-Innovation den back in June, and were incredibly honoured to find out that we had made it to the finals. … Continue reading Agri-Innovation Den
We have been speaking to a lot of farmers. Of the many hard things about farming, paperwork and bureaucracy seem to be the cause of the biggest headaches. Millions of acres of land and hundreds of thousands of people work every day to produce crops, meat and dairy in the UK. However, farmers today are … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries