• 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 that to ensure long-term soil security, organic material should be put back on the land; rather than removing it with the harvest.

    Aptly themed, ‘Today’s Knowledge Meets Tomorrow’s Technology’, the event will focus on emerging agri-tech to secure a productive, profitable and sustainable future.

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  • Going global – Africa, Argentina and Asia

    Published: 27 July, 2017

    Could crop varieties that cope in extreme environments thrive in the UK? Would “no-till’ practices from the altiplano work below sea level on the fens? Would on-farm processing from other geographies…

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  • What is the impact of digestate on soil?

    Published: 27 July, 2017

    Digestate, a by-product of anaerobic digestion, is increasingly of interest to farmers as it promises a rich source of nitrogen and an alternative to artificial fertilisers, but how to use…

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  • First exhibitors announced for REAP

    Published: 27 July, 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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  • Soil and water focus for Smart-AKIS workshop

    Published: 26 July, 2017

    “Soil underpins the vast majority of agribusinesses in the UK,” says Professor Jane Rickson of Cranfield University’s Soil and AgriFood Institute which is hosting the next Smart-AKIS  workshop. There will…

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  • New Cambridge Centre for Crop Science gets green light

    Published: 25 July, 2017

    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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  • Environment Secretary to explore future of farming at Royal Norfolk Show

    Published: 28 June, 2017

    We welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove to the Innovation Hub on Stand 271 to meet with researchers and businesses and find out more about the latest research and emerging agricultural…

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  • Feeding the future: Innovation Hub at Royal Norfolk Show

    Published: 27 June, 2017

    Our natural resources of light, water and soil are finite but with smart technology we can make them go further. The Innovation Hub (Stand 271) at the Royal Norfolk Show…

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  • GROW winners announced

    Published: 25 June, 2017

    And the winner of GROW agri-tech business plan competition is….. Farming Data. A mobile trading platform that could lift subsistence farmers out of poverty was the judges choice. For the first time…

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  • Farming Data supports subsistence farmers in creating market for surplus

    Published: 24 June, 2017

    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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