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Students Visit Dyson Farming

In early June the AgriFoRwArdS Students had the pleasure of visiting the Dyson Farming Estate in Carrington, Lincolnshire.

Student’s began the day with talks from members of the Dyson Farming team, introducing them to the company and the wide range of work they do. They were then given an overview of the Carrington location and the amazing research ongoing at the site. This also included how Dyson Farming and Dogtooth Technologies are working together towards automation, which included demonstrations of the state of the art Dogtooth Technologies’ robots being used on the site later in the day.

The students had the opportunity to visit the spectacular 26-acre glasshouse, where Dyson Farming grow over 1 million strawberry plants, using renewable energy, to provide 1,250 tonnes of British strawberries each year. Students saw how Dyson have not only extended the growing season, and done so sustainably, but also how they use robotics to support this process. Student’s enjoyed a tour of the incredible building, with demonstrations of the robotic strawberry harvesting, following which they were also shown Dyson’s Anaerobic Digesters, which produce gas to drive turbines which produce all the green energy needed to power their farming operation.

Here’s what the Students had to say about the day

I particularly enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at the glasshouse, including rainwater harvesting, trials of Dogtooth robots picking strawberries and LED lighting for optimizing strawberry cultivation.

AgriFoRwArdS Student

It is good to see theory being utilised for an actual effect. The results are extremely promising.

AgriFoRwArdS Student

Thank you to Dyson Farming for hosting this brilliant visit for our students.

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