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    Wanted – farmers with fields prone to waterlogging

    Farming Online and Liverpool University are looking to source some fields from willing farmers that are prone to waterlogging after a lot of rain - to train a satellite model. This is part of a major Liver Fluke Early Detection project we are undertaking (Updating the Ollerenshaw Risk Model)

    The aim is to help to decrease the chances of infection which costs the industry circa 300 million pa due to poor livestock performance, sheep mortality,costs of treatment and improve productivity.Farmers need accurate information to manage livestock to minimise risk of exposure.

    We are investigating methods of snail habitat sourcing by using satellite and for this we need access to any grassland fields that are prone to waterlogging.

    All we need is a picture of the field and the latitude and longitude of the field’s location using i-phone or google maps.

    We won’t publish the data, it’s purely to train a model to make sure it functions correctly.

    Please send to liver-fluketrial@farming.co.uk and thankyou in advance.
    Using google maps on your phone:
    Press on the location of the field and a pin will drop
    Tap drop pin
    Tap share icon
    Tap message and email it to liver-fluketrial@farming.co.uk
    Send – that will send us the co-ordinates.

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    Re: Wanted – farmers with fields prone to waterlogging

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmingonline View Post
    Farming Online and Liverpool University are looking to source some fields from willing farmers that are prone to waterlogging after a lot of rain - to train a satellite model. This is part of a major Liver Fluke Early Detection project we are undertaking (Updating the Ollerenshaw Risk Model)

    The aim is to help to decrease the chances of infection which costs the industry circa 300 million pa due to poor livestock performance, sheep mortality,costs of treatment and improve productivity.Farmers need accurate information to manage livestock to minimise risk of exposure.

    We are investigating methods of snail habitat sourcing by using satellite and for this we need access to any grassland fields that are prone to waterlogging.

    All we need is a picture of the field and the latitude and longitude of the field’s location using i-phone or google maps.

    We won’t publish the data, it’s purely to train a model to make sure it functions correctly.

    Please send to liver-fluketrial@farming.co.uk and thankyou in advance.
    Using google maps on your phone:
    Press on the location of the field and a pin will drop
    Tap drop pin
    Tap share icon
    Tap message and email it to liver-fluketrial@farming.co.uk
    Send – that will send us the co-ordinates.
    I do not have a waterlogged field, but I would advise care in this project. Are you sure the snail is not a protected species?
    You are threatening to upset the balance of nature by eliminating a species , alongside crows, pigeons and magpies.
    Tongue in cheek, to prove a point.
    jack caley

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