A team of agricultural engineers are attempting a world-first of growing and harvesting a field of cereal crop without a human setting foot on the land.

Researchers have pioneered an autonomous tractor which can be steered by a farmer from a control room to carry out the drilling, seeding and spraying of the land.

Then an automated combine harvester will harvest the field in the ground-breaking project.

Drones are also being used to monitor the crops so agronomists don’t have to enter the field to carry out their observations.

The team from the Harper Adams University in Shropshire believe their research will revolutionise farming and free up the time of farmers.

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