Linking technology, knowledge and advice to deliver sustainable farming

Helix is a unique research project looking at how we successfully link technologies with knowledge to deliver a greater level of advice, which is beneficial for grower productivity, profitability and efficiency. Farm business and environmental sustainability will become critical as we move through the next decade of change and uncertainty, requiring resource and a new approach to management.

Focusing on key areas of innovation and technology, the Helix Farm will act as a central research hub bringing together all aspects of crop management from sensors and prediction software, soil management and analysis through to field data and input measurement.

Environmental aspects will be monitored, measured and managed to have the maximum positive impact on yield, quality and farm sustainability.


Helix Farm


“We are being exposed to a plethora of technologies such as data analytics, climate, machine learning, sensors, monitoring, detection systems, autonomy and robotics. However, there is a need to evaluate which technologies are relevant and ultimately increase productivity and profitability, as well as efficiency, both for the grower and the agronomist. We need to be able to rationalise these technologies into a benefit for the grower.” Stuart Hill, Head of Technology and Innovation. Hutchinsons, Crop Production Specialists.