Timing is crucial in agriculture, through the natural cycle of sowing to harvest and birth and maturation of livestock, but also for strategic decision-making such as predicting demand for perishable goods and scheduling interventions. For humans, without automation, the working day is limited by the number of daylight hours available. Light is also key to agricultural production.
At REAP this year the delegates and speakers were asked to imagine a world where time was not an obstacle. Together they reviewed emerging agri-tech that has potential to remove this constraint from agriculture and unlock greater potential from all of its resources.
There was a lot of information to absorb on the day, along with all the networking and the International Café, so the report provides an opportunity to review the content at your leisure.