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Landbased engineering businesses’ need to invest more in their people and not leave all the responsibility to the government, was one of the many opinions expressed at the recent Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) virtual conference.
Charlie Nicklin joins IAgrE after 24 years with JCB in design and manufacture. A Chartered Engineer, Charlie has held various senior leadership roles at JCB which included Chief Engineer for backhoe loaders and the Fastrac tractor range and Engineering Lead for Loadall products.
This year’s conference will follow a virtual format with a series of webinars, online via You Tube and Zooms, posted regularly on the IAgrE web site. The conference will cumulate in a virtual meeting on 4 November 2020 at which all the speakers will field questions from delegates.
Paul Hemingway, who held various management roles at JCB retiring in 2018, has become the new President of IAgrE.
J C Machinery has been awarded the IAgrE Ivel Award at LAMMA 2020 for the Vredo Crop Drill System (CDS).
The innovation was presented because the CDS demonstrated a clear ability to be used in a wide rotation of grasses and cereal crops, extending the machine's use, reducing establishment fuel costs and promoting soil health.
We are witnessing some of the worse flooding on record in the UK, with damage costing the country up to £1.2 billion a year because of erosion, compaction and loss of organic matter.
Jane Rickson President of IAgrE takes a look at what's happening in our fields and why healthy soils can help in the fight against flooding.
The National Engineering Policy Centre, which represents nearly half a million UK engineers, has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on the government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure and clean energy technologies.
Two students from Cranfield and Harper Adams Universities have won industry awards, sponsored by CNH Industrial and IAgrE.
Dr Clare Butler Ellis, manager of the Silsoe Spray Applications Unit has received an award from IAgrE for her contribution to agriculture.
During her career Clare has gained international recognition for her research and testing work involving sprays and spray behaviour in relation to the application of agricultural pesticides.
This is the question that will be tackled at the Institution of Agricultural Engineers 2019 conference – ‘Can big data lead to smarter farming’?
Throughout this century there has been a rapid rise in the amount of data being collected throughout the agricultural supply chain. Farmers are gathering huge amounts of data, for example using sensors and mobile apps to analyse soil samples, and cameras and drones to monitor pests and diseases.
But how can farmers, agribusinesses and researchers gain real value from this ‘big data’?
4 February 2019
IAgrE – the professional engineering institution representing engineers, scientists, technologists and managers working in agriculture and allied landbased industries, is looking for a confident, motivated and resourceful person to drive forward the Institution’s strategic vision from its headquarters at Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
24 January 2019
AgrE is delighted to announce that Nick Barlow from Marlborough is the winner of its 2018 photographic competition.
The competition theme was Agritech in Action and was run as part of the Institutions’ 80th anniversary celebrations.
22nd January 2019
Veenhuis Machines BV, distributed by Agri Industry Solutions are delighted to have won the IVEL award from the Institution of Agricultural Engineers for its Nutriflow real-time slurry analysis system.
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24 May 2018
Jane Rickson, Professor of Soil Erosion and Conservation at Cranfield University's Soil and Agrifood Institute has been appointed President of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.
Conference at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Carlton House, London SW1Y 5DG on Tuesday 6 November 2018
Successful collaboration between industry and research institutions is crucial to bring new technologies and innovations into the agricultural supply chain. This conference will explore positive engineering partnerships between industry, research and academia.