• Recycling and reducing water use for agriculture

    Recycling and reducing water use for agriculture

    “Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it,” said British Scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), inventor of the early electric motor.

    As water becomes an increasingly valued resource, farmers and innovators are finding new ways of recycling, re-using and reducing water use, and enjoying some additional added benefits.

  • Reed bed creates sustainable source of water for veg

    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,…

  • Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Innovation Hub 2017 at the Royal Norfolk Show

    “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…

  • Water SIG site visit to Produce World

    If you’re worried about water, or concerned about chemical use, have you considered a reed bed? Major growers Produce World invested in a lagoon with a reed bed growing two…

  • Sunculture - irrigation as a service

    Irrigation as a service to unlock African potential

    Less than 20% of the land area in Kenya is suitable for rain fed agriculture and irrigation technology is prohibitively expensive. Using the M-PESA, the mobile money service developed by a…

  • Export opportunities for Agri-Tech

    The UKTI has publicised a number of opportunities for British agri-tech companies to work in collaboration with Brazilian organisations: British manufacturers of cattle vaccines to partner in developing a vaccine for Tick…

  • The water balancing act in East Anglia

    How can farmers and growers increase resilience to water shortage? Many are already using some strategies such as: improved storage through roof capture and reservoirs; smart abstraction through boreholes and bulk…

  • How would you manage demand for water?

    What would you do differently if you were put in control of water management for the East of England?  There is an opportunity to find out by taking part in…

  • A soil improver that enhances both nutrition and hydration

    Biomation have developed a new approach to soil improvement that keeps crops well hydrated and nourished. Paul Smith, head of business development from Biomation says: “Our product combines nutrient rich…

  • Russell Smith Farms, a LEAF and Waitrose demonstration farm, welcomes Water SIG

    The Agri-Tech East Special Interest Groups provide a unique opportunity for the farming community to meet with technologists and researchers from other sectors. This is creating a rich source of…