IFM Con­fer­ence 2017

IFM con­fer­ence 2017 drew on the research and demon­stra­tion activ­i­ties of the LEAF Net­work to assess the cur­rent role tech­nol­o­gy plays in Inte­grat­ed Farm Man­age­ment, and looked ahead to what new tech­nol­o­gy will offer IFM in the future. The pre­ci­sion, accu­ra­cy and mar­gin­al gains offered by many new tech­niques and promised by upcom­ing research, will be crit­i­cal when con­tin­u­al­ly eval­u­at­ing and improv­ing IFM as a whole farm lev­el approach. Researchers from our Inno­va­tion Cen­ters high­light­ed some of the lat­est advances in tech­nol­o­gy and LEAF Demon­stra­tion Farm­ers set out how this tech­nol­o­gy trans­lates at a prac­ti­cal farm­ing level.

Speakers

Euan Caldwell, Head of Farms, James Hutton Institute

Dr Laura Cardenas, Senior Research Scientist, Rothamsted Research North Wyke

Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive

Andrew Ferguson, Farming Manager, Leckford Estate

Andrew Francis, Senior Farms Manager, Elveden Estate

Paul Hayward, Cold Harbour Farm

Alice Johnston, Applications and Stewardship Coordinator, Bayer CropScience UK

Dr Alastair Leake, Head of Project, The Allerton Project

Prof. Mark Rutter, Professor of Applied Animal Behaviour, Harper Adams University

Dr Prysor Williams, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, Bangor University

Photographs

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Presentations

  1. The LEAF Network by Alice Midmer, IFM Manager, LEAF [PDF, 5.8 MB]
  2. The use of technology for environmental monitoring by Dr Alastair Leake, Head of Project, The Allerton Project [PDF, 6.4 MB]
  3. Future opportunities for precision grazing management by Professor Mark Rutter Harper Adams University, [PDF, 8.2 MB]
  4. Future Proofing IFM at Cold Harbour Farm by Paul Hayward, Cold Harbour Farm [PDF, 7.2 MB]
  5. Progression in Practice, Andrew Francis, Senior Farms Manager, Elveden Farms Ltd [PDF, 8.4 MB]
  6. easyFlowM Closed Transfer System by Alice Johnston, Applications and Stewardship Coordinator, Bayer CropScience UK [PDF, 5.2MB]
  7. Progression in Practice, Andrew Ferguson, Farm Manager, Leckford Estate [PDF, 6.1 MB]
  8. Impacts of soil/grazing management on GHG emissions by Dr Laura Cardenas Senior Research Scientist, Rothamsted Research North Wyke, [PDF, 3.6 MB]
  9. Euan Caldwell, Head of Farms, James Hutton Institute, [PDF, 4.4 MB]
  10. Dr Prysor Williams, Senior Environmental Lecturer, Bangor University, [PDF, 4.9 MB]