• Smarter Farming for Soils Health and Water Management

    How can “smart agriculture” help farmers improve the health of their soils and optimise water use efficiency? That’s the question we’ll be tackling in the second in our series of meetings in partnership with the SMART-AKIS EU Smart Farming platform.

    Automated irrigation scheduling and remote soils monitoring are already in commercial use on some farms – but the innovation pipeline is brimming with new ways to help growers make best use of some of their key resources. With a series of short talks from industry and academia you’ll hear how these technologies are being used on farms, as well as having the opportunity to have your say about the practical aspects of embedding these new practices in your business and what you want to see the future hold. We’ll also be considering data transmission between on-farm devices, the cloud and the grower and how this information can lead to greater knowledge about crop performance and the well-being of soils.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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