Prof Bruce Grieve on BBC Look North talking about the use of robotics to combat plant disease

12 June 2018 / IKnowFood

Prof Bruce Grieve talking to BBC Look North’s Luxmy Gopalakrishnan

On the 11 June IKnowFood’s Professor Bruce Grieve, along with an N8 colleague from Sheffield, spoke to BBC Look North, about using robotics to detect plant diseases before they become visible to the human eye. Bruce talked about the creation of hand held technology and the progression to adapting mobile phones to allow us to see features in real time that we wouldn’t normally be able to with our own eyes. This technology will ultimately allow farmers to identify diseases more cheaply and effectively and could lead to us breeding plants that are disease resistant whilst reducing chemical use and ultimately helping food security.