Previous Research Projects
See below for completed research projects funded by the Trust, together with some examples of posters, reports and other outputs from these.
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Mavuto Banda (Cranfield University-Water Science Institute): Engineering precision irrigation to improve water and energy management for sugarcane
Qaisar Ali (University of Reading): Meta-model quantification of effects of flood management strategies on agricultural production
Silvia Arpano (Cranfield University): Optimizing PAM spray application to mitigate soil splash and capping
Liam Burlace ( University of Birmingham): Sustainable Desalination to meet the needs of farmers in the Jordan Valley
Magdalena Kaczorowska-Dolowy (Harper Adams University): Effect of Low Tyre Pressures and Controlled Traffic Farming on soil properties and crop development for 3 tillage systems
Xavier da Costa Albano (Cranfield University): Develop in-field diagnostic tool to measure available nitrogen accurately to mitigate losses to environment.
Dimitris Mallis (University of Nottingham): ‘Cow Vision’: Image driven monitoring solutions for dairy cows
Alexandria Ansell (Cranfield University): Variable rate application of plant protection products – to establish the feasibility and potential cost-benefits
Natasa Kleanthous (Liverpool John Moores University): SheepFence: ‘Smart System for Monitoring and Controlling Sheep Location and Behaviour’
Chris Adams (Imperial College): Using Spectral Signatures of Plant Leaf Biochemistry to Understand and Diagnose Plant Stress
Yuvraj Domun (Harper Adams University): Design and control of pig ventilation system
Nikolaos Koukiasas (University of Reading): Accuracy and efficacy of herbicide ejector for plant specific weed control by an autonomous robot for field vegetables
Iain Dummett (Cranfield University): Can strip tillage improve oilseed rape cultivation?
Anthony Millington (Harper Adams University): Effect of Low Tyre Pressure & Controlled Traffic Farming systems on soil properties & crops
Alex Cooke (Cranfield University): Filter socks to control runoff, sediment and nutrient losses from arable lands under extreme rainfall events
Agnese Mancini (Cranfield University):Cover crops to reduce soil erosion in maize and improve soil health