The inaugural Omnia Precision Farming Award was awarded to freelance arable journalist Louise Impey in 2017.
Sponsored by Hutchinsons, this award recognises the application of precision farming technology and systems across both the livestock and arable sectors.
Judges said: “We were very encouraged by the high number of entries for the Omnia Precision Farming Award in its first year.
“A wide range of topics were covered on the use of precision farming in both the livestock and arable sectors,” they added.
Judges said Louise’s winning entry – published in Future Farming and the arable sector of Farmers Weekly – stood out for its eloquent coverage.
It detailed a futuristic robotics project with growers’ experiences of using precision technology for variable rate seed and fertiliser applications.
The runner up article was awarded to James Andrews for an article also published in the machinery sector of Farmers Weekly.
James’s article covered the options for auto-steer guidance systems highlighting the pros and cons of each system with associated costs.