Angus based precision farming solutions pioneers SoilEssentials have announced a new partnership with Elveden, a world-class producer and purveyor of local and regional food excellence.
SoilEssentials and Elveden are proud to be working together using Tuberzone and Tuberzone CropCast to better manage potato crops for optimum size distribution and crop value, so reducing food waste. The Tuberzone suite of applications use data and not physical inputs to improve potato crops, and so are an environmental win-win.
SoilEssentials developed these products over five years with the help of The James Hutton Institute and through an InnovateUK project, Tuberzone. The model has now run from China to the USA, from Scotland to New Zealand very successfully.
Elveden is a 22,500-acre country estate, of which over 10,000 acres is farmland – the largest ring-fenced arable farm in lowland Britain. The Estate is part of the larger farming portfolio including three other sites farmed under separate farming agreements, bring the farmed area to over 19,000 acres. The land is all managed with a keen eye on environmental and sustainable targets, working in harmony with their farming practices.
The land at Elveden was transformed for agricultural use in 1927 by Rupert Guinness, the great great grandson of Arthur Guinness (founder of the Guinness brewery.)