TECHNOLOGY

Belgium to use satellites and drones to increase potato crop

A plan has been launched to use precision farming to boost potato growing in Belgium.

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Inventive and safe devices for the farm

The National Inventions Competition at this year’s Tullamore Show attracted great interest.

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How to storm your way pasta vermin

Close examination of the habits of rats and mice has led to BASF introducing the Pasta version of their top-selling rodenticide, Storm.

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How to storm your way pasta vermin

Close examination of the habits of rats and mice has led to BASF introducing the Pasta version of their top-selling rodenticide, Storm.

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Eddie Slattery, DeLaval dealer for Kerry congratulating JohnnyO'Hanlon, who with his family have purchased the first DeLaval VMS (robotic) milking system and ABC grazing model in Europe for their dairy farm in Ballyduff, Co Kerry.

Plugging into GPS trackers to fight theft

GPS trackers are put forward to stem the rising tide of rural theft in the UK.

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Ireland’s Silicon Valley for cows takes to global stage courtesy of BBC World News

Kerry dairying technology is being beamed worldwide on BBC World News. The Dairymaster company heaquartered at Causeway in north Kerry site is benefiting from the global coverage.

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Welsh Show award for temperature monitor

A bolus that monitors the core body temperature of dairy cows — for early prognosis of diseases and metabolic disorders — was one of the Tomorrow, Today Exhibition award winners at the Royal Welsh Show.

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This milking parlour is equipped for precision livestock farming with features such as voluntary milking, milk monitoring, robotic feeding, and continuous monitoring of ruminal pH in cows.

PLF for individual animal care

EU Commission Joint Research Centre report on precision agriculture: part 2.

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Irrigating precisely

In high-value crops, precise irrigation methods are developing rapidly in order to save water, and improve yields and fruit quality.

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Costs can be slashed and crop yields increased

Precision agriculture is used most and is most advanced amongst arable farms, particularly large ones with large field sizes in the main grain growing areas of Europe, and where a business approach (to maximise profitability) has long been practiced.

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