• First chance to hear about speedy broccoli

    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 Centrum, Norwich Research Park.

    Scientists at the John Innes Centre (JIC) are developing a new line of fast-growing sprouting broccoli that goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks. It has the potential to deliver two full crops a season in-field or it can be grown all year round in protected conditions.

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  • Bale logistics in accordance with CTF

    Jonathan Gill, a Mechatronics Teaching Assistant at Harper Adams University, has been working on TSB funded research with Big Bale Co. The project is developing a bale handling and logistical…

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  • From Mobile Phones to Mobile Aircraft: Next-Generation Crop Analysis

    Senior Scientific Programmer, Christopher Applegate, is a member of the Plant Phenomics Group at the Earlham Institute, developing image processing, machine learning, analytics algorithms and related software solutions. Applegate spoke…

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  • Cost Effective IoT in Ag, The CropQuant in-field phenotyping platform

    Daniel Reynolds is a Plant Phenomics Scientific Programmer at the Earlham Institute. He is developing and improving CropQuant, by refining the crop monitoring work station, enhancing the platform infrastructure and…

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  • Pollen Beetles: Is their bark worse than their bite?

    Dr Kate Storer, a research scientist in crop physiology at ADAS, spoke at REAP 2016 about the impact of pollen beetles on crops. Storer said that pollen beetle resistance to…

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  • Fighting fungal toxin contamination

    Dr Neil Brown is a plant biology and crop science researcher at Rothamsted Research, and holder of a BBRSC Future Leader Fellowship. Fungal pathogens cause plant diseases that threaten our…

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  • BlightSense: Detecting Late Blight before it infects

    Laurie Bell, University of Cambridge Dr Laurence Bell is a Research Associate at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotech, University of Cambridge. Laurie is involved with ‘BlightSense’; the development…

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  • Back to the Roots – Understanding Water Uptake in Sugar Beet

    PHD student at the University of Nottingham, Tamara Fitters, is working with the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) to understand why the roots of sugar beet take little water at…

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  • Studying Nitrogen – from Soil to Crop

    Young researchers delivered lightning presentations for the ‘Emerging Agri-Tech’ session of this year’s REAP conference. Chaired by John Barrett, Director Designate of Sentry Ltd, delegates heard from a range of…

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  • Higher average protein levels in GB wheat early results show

    Newer varieties of wheat and late foliar sprays of nitrogen have led to the average protein level for GB wheat harvested in 2016 to be at the highest level for 10…

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