IT Farmer: 011 Autumn 2020

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App offers farmers quick way to record machinery checks 4
Robotic dog helps farmers herd sheep in New Zealand 6
UK agri-tech projects receive £24m government boost 8
Hands Free Farm completes first drilling operation 12
John Deere introduces two new X Series combines 16
Trackers help police recover 130 farm vehicles worth £400,000 20
Farmers to trial new robot-based system amid labour shortages 24
Crop infesting spores 'tricked' by new technology 28
Farm-trial uses precision tools to predict tuber size 30
£1.25m funding for Digital Innovation Farm at Hartpury 32
UK soft fruit growers to create 'world's first robotic farm' 34
Agri tech firm raises £8.4m to roll out farm robots 36
Farmers told to check GPS kit serial numbers as thefts surge 40
Drones help growers reduce £100m oilseed losses 42
Agri-tech firm raises £250k for crop scouting system 44