LIAT at Lincolnshire Farming Conference 2017

The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) were pleased to attend the Lincolnshire Farming Conference 2017, at the well known Lincolnshire Showground. As a yearly event held at the home of the historic Lincolnshire Show, the day was an excellent opportunity for people working in the Agricultural sector to learn about new developments in the industry and socialise …

Agri-tech goes intergalactic at Riseholme

The Riseholme Campus of the University of Lincoln has joined the UK’s national network of monitoring stations measuring intergalactic cosmic rays to provide farmers and agri-tech researchers with near real-time data on soil moisture levels. Grasslands at the campus have been fitted with cutting-edge meteorological and soil monitoring instruments as part of the national Cosmic-ray …

LIAT’s very own Thorvald featured on BBC’s Countryfile

BBC One’s flagship Sunday evening programme, Countryfile, this week featured the pioneering work of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT). As part of the show’s Lincolnshire programme, Director of LIAT Professor Simon Pearson, introduced the University’s Thorvald robot, which is designed to support a range of agri-tech experiments in the field. The image below is …

New Postgrad course to deliver higher level skills for UK’s Agri-Food sector

An innovative new postgraduate degree course is being launched in the heartland of the UK’s multi-billion pound Agri-Food sector to tackle an emerging shortage of higher level skills facing the food and farming industries. The University of Lincoln’s new MSc in Agri-Food Technology, launching in September 2017, will educate a new generation of farmers, innovators, …

Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology unveils future of agricultural robotics

Director of LIAT coins new farming technology as ‘one of the key innovations to future of farming’. Professor Simon Pearson unveils the Thorvald robot at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Campus, alongside  Computer Science and Agri-food academics who are working on the project. Prof Pearson starts off by introducing the new Thorvald robot, and is the second in the world. The …