LH Agro appoints agricultural electronics and precision data specialist to enhance cropping efficiencies

LH Agro, Topcon Agriculture’s preferred dealer for its precision farming systems in the UK, has appointed Jack Harris to the newly created role of agricultural electronics specialist.

Based from his home in the Cambridgeshire Fens, Jack will provide UK-wide technical and software support and training to ensure LH Agro’s customers are getting the maximum benefit from their precision farming systems.

“Jack’s appointment represents a significant and exciting time for LH Agro and the precision farming community as a whole,” explains Richard Reed, Managing Director of LH Agro. “While many growers have embraced precision farming technologies, not all farmers are getting the absolute best out of these systems.

“We’ve therefore recruited Jack to ensure our customers are able to fully appreciate the power of their RTK and GPS based guidance systems, application rate and section control technologies, implement height controllers, crop sensors and yield monitoring systems, and to ensure their cropping systems are operating as efficiently as possible.”

In addition to his role as LH Agro’s electronics and software specialist, Jack will also work alongside the wider LH Agro installation team to fit bespoke Topcon Agriculture precision farming systems to customers’ new and existing machinery.

Jack, who is BASIS and FACTS qualified, has worked for the last 18 months as an independent precision farming consultant providing specialist support to farmers and advisors throughout the UK. He also fulfills a similar role for HMC Peas – a 5,000 acre vining pea co-operative based in the Holbeach Marsh area of Lincolnshire – where he is responsible for managing the boundary, crop scanning and harvest yield data from more than 30 growers.

Jack’s previous employment history also includes four years with Agrovista UK Ltd where he was a field agronomist and the company’s precision specialist. He has also worked on a 600-acre arable farm and 250,000 bird broiler unit.

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.