Innovation

Innovation doesn't have to be big and bold, it can just be simple changes to how you do something that can improve farm productivity and profitability.

Making changes, whether big or small, can often help to find ‘a better way of doing things’, improving both productivity and profitability.

Sometimes the best innovations come from seeing how others work, taking their ideas and modifying to fit your system.

The first step to help you decide where best to make changes can be a carbon audit.  This can highlight areas within the farm enterprises where efficiencies can be made.  We have practical guides and case studies across many agricultural sectors that can give you ideas of how other Scottish farmers are reducing their farm carbon emissions and improving sustainability.

There is a lot of research within the agricultural sector into how to improve production whilst moving towards net-zero carbon emissions.

Some of these are more easily integrated into farming systems, and others will take a bit longer to filter down to farm level.  In this section of the website we look at some on-farm innovation and some longer term research projects.  Use the links below to find out more.

Hydrogen hybrid tractor technology

Hydrogen hybrid tractor technology

Getting the best value from slurry

Getting the best value from slurry

The 'GreenShed' project

The ‘GreenShed’ project

Improving automated data capture and utilisation in the beef industry

Improving automated data capture and utilisation in the beef industry

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