A vision for agri-tech - Agri-Tech East report

A Vision For Agri-Tech

Today (Tuesday 19 September 2017), Agri-Tech East held a special reception at the House of Lords to present a new report: From grass roots to blue skies – a vision for agri-tech.

The report outlines how agri-tech offers the potential to produce more food and fuel a bioeconomy that is both profitable and sustainable. A number of successful initiatives are discussed and a new method proposed for validating the productivity benefits of technology.

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Agri-tech news update

  • Richard Anscombe new chair of Agri-Tech East Stakeholder Group

    Published: 1 September, 2017

    As rain stops play again, predictive weather forecasts and improved sensor technologies are two of the developments Richard Anscombe – the new chair of the Agri-Tech East Stakeholder Group – would like to see in the near future.

    Anscombe, Chief Executive of Fram Farmers, a leading UK farmer-owned cooperative for purchasing and grain marketing, is a great believer in innovation and was delighted to accept the position of chair for Agri-Tech East.

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  • A few minutes adjusting tyre pressure can improve a crop

    Published: 1 September, 2017

    “Soil compaction is probably the most significant challenge to all crop development,” says Bill Basford, Independent Mechanisation Specialist. Bill will be giving advice about matching tyres and pressure to soil…

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  • New faces and new thinking in the Stakeholder Group

    Published: 1 September, 2017

    The Stakeholder Group provides a useful sounding board for the activities of Agri-Tech East. By inviting champions from different parts of the community we gain grass roots insights which are…

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  • Farming on the edge: is saline farming an option?

    Published: 31 August, 2017

    Although a storm surge on the scale of Hurricane Harvey is unlikely, lowland farmers in the Wash are acutely aware of the risk of salt water encroaching on their land….

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  • First exhibitors announced for REAP

    Published: 28 August, 2017

    Robotics, smart irrigation management, “farm on a chip”, novel purchasing and procurement technologies for farmers, weather predicting and monitoring solutions are among the technologies we have featured at REAP in…

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  • Back to the future for sustainable farming

    Published: 28 July, 2017

    “We need to go back to how my grandfather farmed, but using modern science,” says Andrew Blenkiron, Estate Director at Euston Estate and speaker at the forthcoming REAP conference. Blenkiron believes…

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