Dr Cristina Sargent

It all adds up, says Dr Sargent of the Smith Institute

Solving the problem starts with framing the right question. Dr Cristina Sargent of the Smith Institute believes that mathematics is a clear, objective way of resolving the type of complexity experienced in agriculture.

Improving forecasting for G’s Growers is one of the case-studies she will be discussing at the Big Data SIG ‘Bring Out Your Data’ on 21st March, which includes a brokerage workshop.

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Agri-tech news update

  • Bring out your data

    Published: 24 February, 2017

    Do you have a big challenge that you want to solve?  The solution might be in your data – if you were able to process it effectively –  or potentially there are wider industry, agronomic or environmental datasets that may hold the answers.   Agri-Tech East is determined to bring together those with the questions with specialists that have the expertise to crunch the data.

    We are saying ‘Bring out your data’ at this Big Data workshop and there will be data analysis experts on hand to help farmers and others see how data gained in different ways can provide new insights once combined.

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  • GROW is springboard for dual fuel company

    Published: 24 February, 2017

    Adnams plc is one of the industry leaders that is piloting a dual-fuel system from Diesel Dynamics Limited (DDL), finalist in GROW 2015. The DDL system makes accessible the use of…

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  • Real-time diagnostics high on Euro farmers wish list

    Published: 24 February, 2017

    Robots and real-time diagnostics were on the wish list for farmers across Europe who were interviewed by researchers from the European initiative smartAKIS. From UK to Serbia, Netherlands to Greece,…

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  • New speedy broccoli from seed to harvest in 8 weeks

    Published: 21 February, 2017

    ‘This new broccoli is all about speed,” says Dr Jonathan Clarke, Head of Business Development at the John Innes Centre. “It takes 8-10 weeks from seed to harvest. We have…

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  • First chance to hear about speedy broccoli

    Published: 21 February, 2017

    A new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that removes reliance on seasonality and could double crop production will be discussed at an Agri-Tech East event at 13.00 on 22nd February at…

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  • Innovation For An Agricultural Revolution: REAP 2016 report

    Published: 30 January, 2017

    New thinking was in abundance at REAP 2016 and we’ve captured the key points in our post-conference report, launched today. It is clear that for agriculture to realise its full…

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