IT Farmer: 008 Winter 2019

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'Fine tuning' wheat genome could boost UK harvest 4
GM potato trials point to blight resistant crops of the future 8
Scientists team with farmers to grow organic OSR in Scotland 10
Fendt forgets the steering wheel for Ideal 10T 12
JCB smashes record for world's fastest tractor again 14
World first combine to run on compressed natural gas 16
The 10 most powerful tractors in the world 18
Beef farmers embrace profit-boosting tech thanks to new project 22
Welsh dairy farmer pioneers new blood test for bTB 26
Russian farm gives dairy cows virtual reality headsets 30
UK scientists develop new novel bovine TB vaccine 32
Valtra unveils final design of SmartGlass 34
Software may enable farmers to unlock full potential of land 36
Young farmers hear of robotic benefits on family dairy farm 38
PM pledges to fast-track plans to boost signals in rural areas 44
Farm turns carbon positive with own green electricity 46