• Yellow rusts turns blue and other research stories

    Published: 26 April, 2017

    Within the research digest we provide a round up of some of the interesting findings announced by the research institutes and also a trials updates.

    Recent stories include: a major breakthrough for wheat breeders with the announcement of a new wheat genome sequence; a new trial for biostimulants following evidence that they can significantly increase yields;  launch of a new naming system for yellow rust that is based on genotype information and new insights into what makes oilseed rape bee friendly.

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  • Reed bed creates sustainable source of water for veg

    Published: 31 March, 2017

    If you buy organic carrots from a major retailer in the UK, they have likely been washed with water filtered through a reed bed at Produce World’s factory in Yaxley,…

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  • Increasing demand in Sub-Saharan Africa for UK Agri-Tech

    Published: 31 March, 2017

    Have you considered the African market for your products and services? A number of smaller companies operating successfully in Sub-Saharan Africa will be sharing their experiences in July. These will…

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  • Future agriculture, improving taste and paying for it all!

    Published: 31 March, 2017

    Stimulating new ideas, sharing best practice and meeting people with challenges and solutions  – these are the aims of Agri-Tech East meetings. We have certainly covered some ground already this…

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  • Innovation Hub 2017 at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Published: 29 March, 2017

    “The agricultural economy currently faces uncertainty, so it is more important than ever for farmers to have tools to better control their costs and improve performance,” says Alex Dinsdale, SOYL’s…

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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 Smart AKIS. From UK to Serbia, Netherlands to…

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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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