• Berwyn Clarke PBD Biotech

    Supporting innovation at REAP new test detects TB in cattle

    A year since he first pitched in the REAP Start-Up Showcase (right), Dr Berwyn Clarke, Co-founder of PBD Biotech, was back to announce the first test kit for TB in cattle would shortly be available.

    Actiphage™ TB – a new test for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) – will brings fresh hope for the stricken dairy industry which has seen over thirty thousand cows slaughtered this year after contracting the disease.

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  • Fruit - Saving waste in horticulture

    Saving waste in horticulture: optimising resources – 10 November

    Tomatoes, strawberries and other crops grown undercover are a rich source of active plant ingredients such as lycopene, anticyanins and isoflavones that are used in the cosmetic and health industries….

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  • Agri-Tech East at the House of Lords

    New video supports launch of From Grass Roots to Blue Skies report

    The Agri-Tech East cluster is generating new ideas that will boost the profitability, productivity and sustainability of agriculture. This is captured in a report From Grass Roots to Blue Skies: A vision…

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  • Cyber Towers, Hyderabad

    Apps, agriculture and Asia

    Innovation isn’t incremental – it can leap-frog existing technology or come from an unexpected angle. One of the conclusions of our report launched at the House of Lords this month…

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  • From Grass roots to blue skies - a vision for agri-tech

    A Vision For Agri-Tech

      Agricultural production is stalling and the current farming model may be unsustainable but there is potential to make a radical improvement. Agri-Tech East’s members have identified a number of…

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  • REAP Start-up Showcase is a launchpad for businesses

    “When I pitched Arlabion at the very first REAP conference it was to test the industry reaction and interest; we did not even have a company registered,” remembers Ella Kalnina,…

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  • Dogtooth robot at REAP

    First exhibitors announced for REAP

    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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  • Prof Sir David Baulcombe

    New Cambridge Centre for Crop Science gets green light

    A new Cambridge Centre for Crop Science (3CS) has got the go ahead and £16.9m of funding. It is to be a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge and…

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  • Farming Data - David Godding at GROW 2017 feat

    Farming Data supports subsistence farmers in creating market for surplus

    Smallholder farmers grow 80 per cent of the food produced in East Africa. A third are women, heading up a household of the old and young. If a surplus could…

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  • SoilSense - Dallan Byrne feat

    Soil moisture sensor breakthrough paves way for smart irrigation

    An aerial soil moisture sensor that can provide a detailed map of the water status of a whole field in minutes is being developed by Bristol based SoilSense. The early…

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