Harper Adams University’s Hands Free Hectare to demo at Cereals


The ground-breaking Hands Free Hectare (HFHa) project, run by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions, which was the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones, is coming to Cereals.

The team have a plot of winter barley in the agronomy area of the show, where they plan to run demonstrations of their machinery on both days of the event.

At their hectare, at Harper Adams, the team are ready for the second round of the project, with their second crop (winter wheat) in the ground. Team member Martin Abell said: “We’re returning, thanks to funding from the AHDB and the continued support from our industry sponsors, to try and increase the yield through increasing accuracy of our machinery and improved remote agronomy. We’re trying to push for a more competitive yield compared to what you see on the AHDB recommended lists and all other trials data available.”


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