Current Research Projects
See below for current research projects funded by the Trust, together with some examples of posters, reports and other outputs from these.
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TBC (Cranfield University ): Developing use of UAV-RADAR for soil erosion and moisture assessment
Edwin Toreveyi (Harper Adams University PhD): Investigating sensing technologies to predict potato storage disorders
Aaron Ainsworth (University of Birmingham PhD): To develop a framework to identify and examine next generation of industrial lubricants, to reduce time needed to investigate untapped sources.
Theo Welby (Cranfield University PhD): Evaluating efficacy of novel green fertilisers using carbon capture tech to improve soil health and grain quality
Scott Ewing (Glasgow University PhD): Monitoring effects of conservation agriculture on soil erosion using UAVs
Callum Lennox (Lincoln UniversityPhD): Real-time vision-based spot spraying for high efficiency and precision weed management
Wing Ng (Hartpury University PhD): Moving towards net zero through farm level monitoring
Bethany O'Sullivan (University of Nottingham) The influence of conservation agriculture on soil biophysical properties, crop growth and yield in the UK
Ana Prada (Harper Adams University): The effect of LGP and CTF Systems on Soil Properties and Crop Development for 3 Tillage Systems (‘T&T’ Part 4)
Josie Lynch (University of Worcester) Monitoring effects of conservation agriculture on soil erosion using UAVs
2020 and ongoing
Cranfield MSc Group Project: Future Innovations in agricultural and environmental engineering