The University’s Director of LIAT, Professor Simon Pearson, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today to introduce a week of programmes shining a spotlight on agri-technology.

Farming Today is the UK’s foremost radio show for farmers and food producers.

Professor Pearson, who leads the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, featured on the programme on Monday 21st January 2019 to discuss the future of farming and the ‘fourth agricultural revolution’.

From robot pickers and smart water management systems to precision pest control and big data collection, Professor Pearson explains how artificial intelligence can help to improve farming systems. He details new Lincoln research which is exploring how to connect whole supply chains and explains how new technology can help to recognise patterns emerging in the massive amounts of data collected on farms.

The programme is available to listen to again online via BBC Sounds: (Professor Pearson’s interview begins at 3:10)

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