Data management is now a key part of crop husbandry and KORE, developed by SoilEssentials, is one of the new online platforms is KOBE, developed by SoilEssentials, that collects data from multiple sources plus house drone imagery of crops, and makes them accessible to help farmers manage and make decisions about their land and crops. Jim Wilson, managing director of SoilEssentials and alumnus of SRUC, offered students access to KORE to learn the principles of precision agriculture, and thanks to him the project was developed.
SoilEssentials also provided some of the staff with training which was vital to be able to deliver the KORE classes and the success of the platform led some students to use it for their honours projects.
The opportunity to explore new precision farming tools allows students to expand their knowledge and understanding and gets them thinking about the applications that it can be used for, now and in the future. They hope it will become an integral piece of teaching in the future, available to all agriculture students.
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