Equipment/Technology, Europe, UK, Ireland, News May 2020, Production/Agronomy, Smart Farming

UK: Elveden estate gets in Tuberzone precision to manage potato crops

One of Britain’s biggest arable farming operations will be the first commercial company to roll out the latest precision potato technology developed by Angus-based SoilEssentials. The Courier’s Nancy Nicolson reports.

Elveden Estate, which has more than 10,000 acres of farmland, will use the company’s Tuberzone and Tuberzone CropCast applications to manage potato crops for optimum size distribution and crop value.

The technology was developed over five years with the help of the James Hutton Institute and through an InnovateUK project, and has already been successfully trialled by Grampian Growers.

Ed Walsh from SoilEssentials declined to give an estimate of the financial benefit of using the precision system but said: “Tuberzone and Tuberzone CropCast will allow Elveden to predict potato crop yields, size distribution and crop value weekly through the season, optimise the potato crop output, while reducing food waste.”

Full report in The Courier

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