• 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 for agri-tech, launched at the House of Lords.

    This short video captures the spirit of the launch and provides a taster of the report.

  • 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…

  • Is saline farming an option?

    Farming on the edge: is saline farming an option?

    Although a storm surge on the scale of Hurricane Harvey is unlikely, lowland farmers in the Wash are acutely aware of the risk of salt water encroaching on their land….

  • Biological 'lure and kill' system for bean weevils shows promise

    Biological ‘lure and kill’ system for bean weevils shows promise

    A biological control system for beetle pests of peas and beans would reduce the need for blanket insecticide application and help to reduce the issues with resistance. Trials by PGRO…

  • 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…

  • Soil-for-Life - Jonathan Tole at GROW 2017

    Soil-For-Life helps farmers prioritise interventions

    “What factors can I influence to improve yield?” This is the question that Jonathan Tole has frequently asked himself. This challenge – faced by farmers worldwide – was the inspiration…

  • Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Feeding the future: Innovation Hub at Royal Norfolk Show

    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…

  • Protecting the River Wensum: land management can reduce runoff

    Protecting the River Wensum: land management can reduce runoff

    The University of East Anglia (UEA) will demonstrate how mitigation measures can limit the amount of nutrients and pesticides that end up in the river at the Royal Norfolk Show’s Innovation…

  • Bee friendly oil seed rape research

    Bee friendly oilseed rape

    Insect pollination is important for oilseed rape but some varieties provide an inferior source of nectar.  Scientists researching the issue have found that the breeding system used can impact the amount…

  • Bee friendly oil seed rape research

    Yellow rusts turns blue and other research stories

    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…