ROBOCROP: FARMING ROBOTS BEGIN TRIAL AT THE WAITROSE & PARTNERS FARM IN LECKFORD

ROBOCROP: FARMING ROBOTS BEGIN TRIAL AT THE WAITROSE & PARTNERS FARM IN LECKFORD

The John Lewis Partnership starts a three-year trial with agri-tech start-up Small Robot Company to test autonomous farmbots at the Waitrose & Partners’ farm in Hampshire

  • Small Robot Company’s technology could boost yields, improve soil health and increase efficiency in British farming

  • The technology is predicted to lift farmer revenues by up to 40 per cent, and reduce costs by up to 60 per cent