Judges were presented with a strong field of entries for the fourth Omnia Precision Agronomy Award, once again kindly sponsored by sponsors Hutchinsons Precision Agronomy.
There were two entries that stood out for the judges and highlighted how a complex subject can be explained clearly, with key points being raised and practical advice given in clear and concise language.
Charlotte Cunningham of Crop Production Magazine came in first, winning a £1,000 cash prize, for her article discussing the complexities and many facets of precision farming and data and information management.
The judges said Charlotte ‘formed a cohesive thread and linked the techniques into a practical and thought-provoking piece providing a snap-shot of how farms can benefit from new technologies in a practical way’.
Runner up and clinching a £500 cash prize was Oli Mark, for his story in Farmers Weekly about the spot and precision spraying techniques available to growers today.
The judges were impressed with the writing and the detail what is coming in the short to medium term and the benefits it can bring.
The awards were presented by Hutchinsons’ precision technology manager Oliver Wood at the Guild’s virtual harvest festival on October 8.
Oliver added: “Both the winners were able to provide a high level of knowledge combined with a balanced view of technology and its application on today’s farms.”