Barley Fields

combining data, technology and science across industries to benefit the food value chain

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RESEARCH

Unlocking the Mysteries of Science & Technology

We study the science and technologies  which shape our future world systems. Our long-term goal is to identify and combine data, technology and science to build better mechanisms for strategic development. You can read on to find out more about these projects below.

 
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SURVEILLANCE & MONITORING

In an effort to gain a better understanding of abiotic and biotic stresses in and around the crop, we have recently begun to combine on the ground sensor systems at scale, with earth observation on cloud based infrastructures to track pest and  pathogen resistance. . We are currently looking to expand this work by collaborating with other organisations who have the facilities to extend the work to immediate response to invasive species

SAFER CROP PRODUCTION

With work previously done by a former lab member, we have developed a powerful way of increasing operator safety for knapsack spraying. Combining sensors, internet of things frameworks, and wearable technologies we have produced an operator safety system which phase locks spraying to approved operators and only works once all PSE is being worn

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Meet The Team

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Derek Scuffell

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Data Architect - Experience in research and the joy of data

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Alec Griffiths

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Data Architect - Value focused data outcomes with serious industry experience

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Mike Waterworth

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Technical Consultant - Digital Guru, IoT Genius and Electrical Engineer