Agri-EPI invites you to attend an on-farm day at JoJo’s Vineyard in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on the 25th of July 10AM-1:30PM. There are a limited number of tickets available, and we will be accepting registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This event will be hosted by Ian Beecher-Jones, Owner of JoJo’s Vineyard and will include an introduction to the vineyard, a farm tour, and a networking lunch for all attendees.
About JoJo’s Vineyard:
Ian Beecher-Jones, co-owner of JoJo’s Vineyard in Oxfordshire, has been a precision farming adviser for several years and is part of Agri-EPI Centre’s innovation farm network. At JoJo’s Vineyard, he is growing 6 different varieties of grapes to make still and sparkling wine and incorporates agri-tech at every level possible to enhance efficiency, sustainability and productivity.
JoJo’s vineyard is situated in the Chiltern Hills, near Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. At the vineyard, Ian utilises the latest technology from drones, robots, satellites and data, which helps the team at JoJo’s make the best grapes possible.
There are many great traditions in vine growing that shouldn’t be lost. Ian explains that blending in new technology alongside the traditions will create an opportunity for vineyards in the UK to produce a product suited for the next new world in a sustainable way.
10.30am- Arrival teas, coffees, and breakfast baps
11am-Introduction from Claire Hodge, Head of Crops, Agri-EPI and welcome from Ian Beecher-Jones, Owner, JoJo’s Vineyard
11.15am-Walking farm tour to include:
Explanation from Oli Hilbourne, Founder and CEO of Outfield and Emil Endres, Operations Engineer, about the use of drones for yield estimation and vineyard management.
Explanation from Harry Atkinson of Terra Prima lady bird sensors for gathering climate data within the vineyard
Demonstration of Antobot’s autonomous scouting robot insight around the vineyard from Marc Jones
Ian Beecher-Jones of JoJo’s Vineyard to discuss the S-Rex Cover Crop drill which he developed with his business partner Matt Robson from Harrow & Hope vineyard
12.15pm- Lunch and networking