IT Farmer: 005 Spring 2019

P004 British agri-tech company secures £1m to build 'farms of the future' P008 Experts in agri-tech to highlight new technologies amid labour shortages P010 Farmers are 'second class citizens' when accessing sufficient broadband P012 Sixteen percent of farmers now have access to superfast broadband P016 Farmers battle poor broadband access by investing in private networks P018 Farmers suffer as basic mobile call not possible in third of rural homes P020 Robots and virtual fencing could be on British farms in 20 years time, report says P024 UK to launch world’s first doctoral agri-robotics training centre P026 Small Robot Company raises £1m in quest for sustainable farming P028 'GUSS' the world's first autonomous orchard sprayer announced P030 UK scientists' new smartphone app looks to battle crop pests Farmer IT 002 l Spring 2019 Contents Connectivity Welsh farmers remain 'second class citizens' when it comes to accessing broadband and mobile coverage, with nearly half saying they don't receive sufficient speeds. P010 Farmers are ‘second class citizens’ when accessing sufficient broadband Agri-Tech An agri-tech company looking to progress vertical indoor farming has secured £1 million in their efforts to feed the world's growing population. P004 British agri-tech company secures £1m to build ‘farms of the future’