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Landwards Volume 64, Number 2 Summer 2009

A full 36 page sample copy of the summer 2009 edition of Landwards, the IAgrE Professional Journal covering topics relevant to engineering in the landbased sector.

Year of Publication2009

Landwards is the journal of the Institution and is published four times a year. A typical issue contains articles and shorter items on a range of topics relevant to engineering in the landbased sector. It seeks to cover the interests of all members and readers:- engineers; researchers; farmers and growers; dealers and manufacturers; consultants; contractors; educationalists; conservationists and many others. Landwards is circulated free to all members of the Institution and on subscription to a large number of libraries, institutes and similar bodies - it can be found in technical college and university libraries throughout the world. Circulation is approximately 2000. It provides a publication of high technical content reaching an influential group. It is suited to advertising products, equipment and services in the landbased sector and in the care and maintenance of the rural environment. CONTENTS:Regular Items: Biosystems Engineering ..................2 News Update ................................4-9 Letters ..........................................10 President’s musings .......................11 Wakeham’s World ........................26-27 Book reviews ................................28 Membership Matters ......................29-35 FEATURESLAND USE - THE CHOICES & CHALLENGES - page 12 Chris Biddle reports from the IAgrE annual conference at the Royal Agricultural College which saw a stella line-up of speakers. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER - page 18Silsoe Technology Ltd recently undertook a project to research and develop an automatic make up system for placing or removing soft fruit into or out of a punnet. FAST TRACK - page 20Mann’s Jon Gowing reaches LTA4 in record time. CLAAS - page 21Claas moves training to Reaseheath after Writtle ends machinery courses. IN THE SPEARHEAD OF STRIP TILLAGE - page 22 Nathan Morris overcame a funding crisis to earn his doctorate in a new farming technology. YOUNG ENGINEERS - page 24Chris Whetnall reports from an exciting day at Jaguar Cars.

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