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Lunchtime Lectures

IAgrE present a series of lectures by members on a variety of topics of interest. 

The recordings may be found below or on our YouTube Channel - IAgrE Videos.

Don't forget that watching any of this content counts towards your annual CPD.  If you have any questions about CPD please contact Sarah, who will be pleased to help.

If you would like to give a lecture or recommend a speaker then please let us know. 

The lecture series will continue through 2024 with a full and varied programme programme.  Members will be advised of upcoming lectures and how to join the live meeting.  Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to ensure you don't miss any recordings.  

We also have a series of Podcast interviews, see our Podcast webpage to listen.

Below is a chart detailing our history of speakers and titles of their lectures with the date on which they were held together with links to the recordings.  All the videos can be found on the IAgrE Videos Lunchtime Lectures Playlist.

New Powertrains and Efficiency Technology for Tractors Alastair Hayfield, Interact Analysis, January 2024
Machinery for Harvesting & Processing Cereal Straw for Thatching Dr Andy Scarlett, Scarlett Research Ltd, December 2023
Ideas (some that worked and some that didn't) Richard Robinson,  Autoguide Equipment Ltd, November 2023
Visualisation & Drones Jonathan Gill, Ag RobotJon Consulting, October 2023
History, Data and Nutritional Values Jonathan Lodge, City Farm Systems, September 2023
Sustainably co-locating agricultural and photovoltaic electricity systems Paul Mwebaze, SCAPES, University of Illinois, August 2023
Recruitment & Retention Paul Harris, REAL Success, July 2023
Michelin Tyre Technology Tom Saunders,  Michelin Tyre Technology, June 2023
The importance of consistent quality training on a Global scale Richard Charles, AGCO, May 2023 
Enabling per-plant prescriptions with Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Dr Tom Walters, Small Robot Company, April 2023
Taming the dragon; Understanding machinery safety circuit architecture Mike Whiting MIAgrE, Newmac Ltd, March 2023
Electrify your Machinery & Equipment Steven Noble, Electrofit Industrial Solutions, February 2023
The Digital Vineyard Ian Beecher-Jones, JoJo's Vineyard, January 2023
How to build a Robot Ray King, Small Robot Company, December 2022
Cyber Security - how to protect your business National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), November 2022
Wilding - opportunities for Agricultural Engineers Mark Kibblewhite CEnv FIAgrE, October 2022
Feeding 10 Billion people by 2050, by data Benjamin Turner, Agrimetrics, September 2022
Anaerobic Digestion - A "volatile" business William Tuer, WTS Rural, August 2022
The energy self-sufficient farm? Chris Mann, Bennamann, July 2022
Livestock Protection/Management Julian Sparrey, Livetec Systems, June 2022
IP Litigation in Agricultural Engineering Michael Moore, Marks & Clerk LLP, May 2022
Recycling Industrial Waste Water, Skillicorn Technologies Mani Vannan, April 2022
Agricultural Science in the Caribbean Marion Perrett-Pearson, March 2022
Reap what you sow - success & failure in bulk handling Richard Farnish, February 2022
Regenerative Farming Oliver Scott, January 2022
How a code of practice for crop robot equipment can be beneficial The BSI, December 2021
How can the promise of precision farming be realised? Hugh Crabtree, November 2021
Hi-tech in the Milking shed John Baines, October 2021
The rise of simulation-led design James Croxford, September 2021
IAgrE & AfroAgEng: Agricultural Engineering in Africa Alastair Taylor, August 2021
Autonomous Agri Solutions Tom Beach, July 2021
Nature Based solutions in the water industry Alexandra Cooke, June 2021
Why are we still talking about Tractor-trailer braking in the UK? Dr Andy Scarlett, May 2021
Use of hydraulics to improve productivity and lower emissions Craig Grant, April 2021
Saving the environment & money on the Cranfield University Estate Gareth Ellis, March 2021
Demolition! Richard Dolman, February 2021
How robots are redefining the future of farming Kit Franklin, January 2021
Frederick Lanchester - Britain's Leonardo da Vinci Paul Henderson, December 2020
Controlled Traffic Farming Tim Chamen, November 2020
Soil conservation practices to prevent soil erosion Prof Jane Rickson, October 2020
In situ Rheology Measurements Daniel Hefft, September 2020
Tuberzone CropCast Jim Wilson, August 2020
Automated Soft Fruit Picking Prof Simon Pearson, August 2020
Precision Spraying with Precision Fruit Growing Dr Andrew Landers, July 2020
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