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Lincoln scientists showcase the future of productive farming

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Scientists from the University of Lincoln have been showcasing their research on the future of farming at some of the world’s largest agri-tech events this month.

Researchers from the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) are developing new technologies to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability in farming through pioneering research.

In the last month LIAT’s researchers have exhibited their work, including the Thorvald robot and the developments in new robotic harvesting machines, at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in London and the Agri-Tech East REAP Conference 2016 in Cambridge.

They will also be showcasing at CropTec – the UK’s only arable farming event devoted to technical research and development.

These major industry events bring together organisations leading in agri-tech research and development, including Bayer Crop Science, IBM Research and John Deere.

LIAT researchers have also been putting Lincolnshire on the map representing the ‘future of farming’ internationally as part of the UK Government’s Agri-tech Trade Delegation to India earlier this month.

The LIAT, based at the University’s Riseholme Campus, is working with farmers across the county to develop new technologies to further the region’s agriculture industry.

Professor Simon Pearson, Director of the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, said: “Agri-tech is quickly emerging as one of the most urgent but exciting areas of scientific research in the UK and in Lincolnshire we’re in a prime position to benefit.”