Share of farm holdings that use precision farming techniques in England 2019, by type

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

October 2019

Number of respondents


Special properties

Farming holdings*

Supplementary notes

* The source notes: 'These holdings were targeted by farm type and size to ensure a representative sample.'

** The number of respondents varied by technique:
Soil mapping 2156
Yield mapping 2035
Variable rate application 2064
Telemetry (remote measuring) 1977
Controlled traffic farming 1968
Breeding indices or estimated breeding values 1792
Regular weighing to measure livestock growth rates 1893
Automated heat detection systems 1632
Pasture measurement (e.g. plate meters, probes)1793

This statistic using original data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0

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