• Mark Nicholas - Food for thought at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Food for thought at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Food is to be enjoyed, shared and valued and this year’s Royal Norfolk Show will be creating a strong link between food, farming and the countryside, according the recently appointed Show and Programmes Director Mark Nicholas.

    He says: “There’s a lot to be really proud about: it is the UK’s largest two day agricultural show, it showcases the innovation of the region and it is a great tribute to what a good country show is all about.

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  • Rob Alston, Managing Director of Silfield, will be at the final of Agri-Tech East’s GROW business plan competition

    “Show me you can make it happen,” says Rob Alston

    “I’m looking forward to GROW this year; it excites me to see something that could be the ‘next big thing’ in the industry, challenging the status quo,” says Robert Alston,…

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  • Emily Norton, Nortons Dairy

    Success in value-added dairy

    “Milk is not just some white stuff that goes in a cup of tea, or on your cornflakes in the morning – it’s something that should be respected,” says Emily…

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  • 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…

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  • Dr Judith Irwin

    New speedy broccoli from seed to harvest in 8 weeks

    ‘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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  • Dr Brittany Hazard

    Designing healthier wheat starch

    Many of the major health challenges worldwide are diet related, which has led Dr Brittany Hazard’s research group at the Institute of Food Research to designing wheat starches to make…

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  • Is Crowdfunding right for you?

    “Crowdfunding is not a quick and easy solution, but it can be incredibly rewarding” says Paul Hughes, Head of Venture Development at Allia’s Future Business Centre. On 23 January 2017,…

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  • Dr Penny Maplestone, CEO of the British Society of Plant Breeders

    All I want for Christmas is a crystal ball

    “Plant breeding makes a huge difference in virtually every area of everybody’s life,” says Dr Penny Maplestone, CEO of the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB). She is set to…

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  • Gary Zimmer - “Feed the soil and it will feed you”

    “Feed the soil and it will feed you,” Gary Zimmer says at REAP

    Yield and quality can be improved, within the existing fertilizer budget, by a move to Biological Farming.  Soil and tissue testing are essential to assess the available nutrition in the…

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  • Seizing the systems integration opportunity – Lockheed Martin at REAP

    “We are talking to large growers and agricultural businesses to find out how we can work together,” says George Hooper, Business Development Manager at Lockheed Martin in the UK. He…

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