Innovation in data analytics

NIAB is committed to exploiting our unique knowledge of crop agronomy and plant science for the benefit of agricultural and horticultural production.

Advances in computing and remote sensing are providing exciting new opportunities for us to create new knowledge and deliver it into practice. We have teamed up with technology and data science firm KisanHub in a strategic joint venture to use our joint strengths to identify, derive, deploy and integrate datasets to create new services for researchers, farm businesses and supply chains.

Connecting you
like never before is built on the Kisanhub platform of core technologies which makes it easy to aggregate data from different sources and their dynamic interfaces are simple to use. NIAB is building functionality to deliver the technical insight needed to boost yield and quality, save money and improve profits and build resilience into farming systems and supply chains. All users have a personal account, with secure encryption and full ownership of their own data and data sharing options. Teams of users can be set-up with agreed access rights.

Access for
members offers all NIAB TAG members a dynamic interface with NIAB and wider research and advice and these key benefits:

1. Technical content when and how you want it

  • The latest crop and field advice from NIAB TAG; in the field, in the sprayer cab, in the office, at home...
  • A wealth of online technical content, tools, trial results and events
  • Log-in on-the-go via the info and events phone and tablet app (iOS and Android).

2. Field specific weather

  • Detailed 5-day forecasts to field level – rainfall, temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, windspeed, evapotranspiration, cloud cover
  • Operations forecast for spraying, sowing and fertilising
  • Annual/monthly regional summaries – rainfall, temperature, sunshine, air frost
  • Actual and historical data for previous days, months and years.

3. Farm specific agronomic insights

  • The ability to map farm location, field boundaries and other farm data onto and receive farm-specific agronomy updates and alerts
  • Engagement in our crowdsourcing activities to close the gap between the farmgate and the researcher’s desk and get localised feedback on key agronomic risks.


Fully launching in summer 2017 NIAB will be showcasing NIAB Digital at key events demonstrating how use of the platform allows users to combine farm records with other datasets to make informed day-to-day agronomic decisions.

The platform is available to research projects to support discovery activities, data management and/or knowledge transfer.

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  • Contact juno [dot] mckee [at] niab [dot] com (Juno McKee) on 01223 342208, +44(0)7872 543379 or steven [dot] tompkins [at] niab [dot] com (Steven Tompkins) on 01223 342457 to discuss your specific requirements