In the latest in our series of study guide videos, the co-author of our technology guides Johnny Gleeson discusses technology in agriculture with Irish Farmers Journal ag innovation specialist Stephen Robb.

This 34-minute video takes students and teachers beyond the content of the weekly study guides, adding context and practical examples to enhance their understanding on the topic of technology.

Key areas covered:

  • The application of technology in crops and animal production.
  • Technological innovations in agriculture, including GPS, drones, thermal imaging sensors, robotic milkers and drafting gates.
  • The risks and rewards of using technology in Ireland.
  • How technology can help increase efficiency.
  • The difference between gene editing (GE) and gene modification (GM) and how they could affect Irish agriculture in the future.
  • How technology could affect Irish agriculture over the next 10 to 15 years.
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    If you’ve missed any of our other videos, you can watch them HERE.

    Leaving Certificate - Agricultural Science Study Guide Video 4: Technology from Irish Farmers Journal on Vimeo.